On Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, the Office of Graduate Education welcomed new and continuing graduate students during our Annual Graduate Students of Color Welcome.
GradDiversity’s kick-off event featured a live reading of MIT’s Land Acknowledgement by graduate student Alvin Harvey, AeroAstro, welcome remarks from Institute Community and Equity Officer, John Dozier, a performance of the National Black Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” led by OGE staff member Heather Konar and a spoken-word piece “Intellectual Brother,” written and performed by graduate student Corban Swain, Biological Engineering.
The GSOC welcome provided a much-needed space to reconnect with old friends and forge new relationships over yummy cuisine and networking bingo. (Congratulations to our raffle winners Chyna M. and Crystan M.!)
Students: If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend the event or snag your very own Graduate School Survival Kit, don’t fret; there are more awesome opportunities to tap into the GradDiversity network this fall!