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ISO Newsletter
June 4, 2021
Congratulations, Graduates!

We are so proud of your accomplishments

Best wishes to you on your next chapter
SEVP Scam Alert
Report incidents to HSI tip line
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using an SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone number (703-603-3400) or a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office phone number (757-441-6533) to target nonimmigrant students. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives and asking students to provide their immigration information, such as their Alien Registration Number or Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” information, or face deportation.

If you or one of your friends encounter, or are a victim of this spoof call, you are encouraged to report the incident to the HSI tip line. If you are unsure about the validity of a call from an SEVP official, you can also reach out to the ISO. 

Tips and items to remember:
  • NEVER divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers.
  • SEVP officials will NEVER ask stakeholders to provide credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, or to make bitcoin deposits for any purpose.
  • Report all suspicious calls to the HSI tip line and if you are unsure about the validity of a call from SEVP officials reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

Cooking with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
(*Date changed from June 15)

12:00 PM EDT

For her monthly cooking lessons, Antoinette will be teaching us how to cook Spinach & Mushroom Quiche and Macaroni Salad!  

*See recipe flyers

Recurring Zoom Link:

Sign Up requested for new participants

Discover Boston
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12 Noon EDT

Join us to learn about this amazing city which you will have the chance to explore this year! 

This event is open to all MIT students - new and current. 

Zoom link:   
(MIT Kerberos required)
Past Recipes: Cooking with Antoinette
Below you will find Antoinette's recipes she has shared with us since last fall semester---try them out and feel free to add your own spin to them!

American Chop Suey (pasta)

Quick Garlic Knots

Curry Cauliflower ingredients and recipe

10-minute Tiramisu

IAP "Cooking in a Mug" Series: Granola, Egg Muffin, Ramen, Pizza, Mac & Cheese, Brownie + Bonus 3-ingredient Chicken Teriyaki

Holiday Recipes: apple cider and chocolate fudge

Thanksgiving Recipes: stuffing balls and cranberry sauce
Navigating MIT slides/recordings
Spring 2021 semester
MIT COOK Recipe Submission

Share your recipes by Friday, June 11, 2021
Along with MITAC and MIT Women’s League we are proud to announce the MIT COOK (Culinary Offerings from Our Kitchens) Community! Please share your family’s favorite recipe and let us know why it is special to you. MIT Endicott House’s Executive Chef will be selecting three recipes to be prepared during a live cooking demonstration. Submissions will be compiled for a printed book to be placed for sale, proceeds to go to Cambridge, MA area charity of choice.

Submission must be received prior to June 11, 2021.
Submit Here
WCC in June: Consultations and Writing Together Online 
Open till June 30, 2021
The WCC Consultations
The MIT Writing and Communication Center (WCC) continues its remote one-on-one consultations through June 30th. The WCC communication experts are looking forward to working with you on your ideas, drafts, slides, and presentations.
These consultations can help you further develop your oral communication skills and learn about all types of academic and professional writing. The WCC hours are open on Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and fill up fast. You can learn more about consultations at the WCC website and book appointments with the online scheduler.

Writing Together Online with the WCC
Now that summer distractions start slowing our productivity, Write Together Online with the Writing and Communication Center in June to stay focused and complete your writing projects on time. June sessions start on Mon, June 7th and will continue through Wed, June 30th.
These 90-minute sessions create a community of writers who connect, set realistic goals, and write together to motivate each other and to make progress on their academic projects. This program is open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, researchers, or all, who are actively writing their proposals, manuscripts, or thesis/dissertation chapters. 
Please note that those who attend at least 5 sessions in June will be automatically entered into the raffle of gift-card prizes taking place on Wednesday, June 30th at 10:30 am ET. The more you participate, the more times you will be entered into the raffle of prizes.
For more information and to register, go to this link or check the WCC website. Please spread the word and join with friends and peers.
More Information
Panel with English-as-a-Second-Language Profs 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1 -2 PM EDT

For non-native English speakers at MIT, the MIT Teaching + Learning Lab is hosting a Panel with English-as-a-Second-Language Profs on June 16th from 1 to 2 PM (EST), where 4 ESL professors from MIT will share their stories and answer your questions on teaching. We will cover topics such as teaching as an ESL instructor, the role of teaching in academic job search, and the relation between teaching and academic research.

RSVP here to reserve a spot and ask your questions! Grad students, postdocs, and undergrad students are all welcome. The Zoom link will be shared to RSVP’ed participants one day prior to the event.
Wellness Events & Resources
Daily Table grocery store
Central Square
No one should have to choose between their health and their budget when it comes to food. That's why Daily Table sources nutritious, delicious food at prices that every budget can afford --an average of 30% less than other local supermarkets.
MIT Community Wellness
New classes beginning in June

Available Classes:
Qigong Meditation
Family and Baby Yoga
Roll + Restore
MIT International Students Office
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Office Hours:
9:00-16:00 (M-F)
Closed (W) 10:00-11:30
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