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Ashdown April Brunch

Sunday, 27 April 2014 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food and have a break from research and study! We will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries and fruits! Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. We're still looking for volunteers, so if you want to find more secrets about Ashdown brunches (e.g Do you know how many eggs we need to crack to make scrambled eggs? Also, how to prepare pancakes/bakery for more than 200 people, etc.), please join us. Volunteering is also the best way to meet more friends and have fun. To volunteer, please email ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am tomorrow morning in Hulsizer Room.
Sponsored by ODGE, GradRat and Ashdown House
 
Past events »

Science Comedy Night

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Join us for a science themed comedy show on April 22nd featuring researchers at MIT, poking fun at the odd experiences that define life as a scientist. - Presented by Chemistry Graduate Student Committee, MIT PDA, and Thirsty Ear Executive Committee. - Food provided by the Thirsty Ear Pub. Event sponsored by Peter de Florez '38 Humor Fund. - 21+ govt ID & MIT ID required for entry. Please have ID ready to show at the door.
Sponsored by GSC
 

Flight Night at the Thirsty Ear

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | 19:30 - 23:59 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Flight Night at the Thirsty Ear! Tuesday April 15th, 7:30pm This month's theme: Beer in Bad Company Try a flight of four beers with paired snacks 21+ govt ID required
Sponsored by TEEC
 

Ashdown Game Night

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Come to the Hulsizer room to play some board games with your fellow Ashdown residents at Ashdown's first official game night of the year. We will have games from the front desk supply such as:
-Battlestar Galactica
-Dominion
-Battlestar Galactica
-Carcassonne
-Battlestar Galactica
-Settlers of Catan
-Battlestar Galactica
-and more...
Make sure to arrive by 8:15 PM so games don't start without you.
 

Thirsty Ear Comedy Night

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Check out Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear. Free food, soda and good times will be provided.
Sponsored by GSA
 

Cherry Pie Society: Democracy in China

Monday, 31 March 2014 | 20:30 - 22:30 | Hulsizer Room

The dream of a democratic China excites its champions and frightens its critics, but for some it already exists. When the eight-year old students at Wuhan’s Evergreen Primary School were allowed to elect their class monitor, a camera crew captured the experiment. The documented result was democracy in its most raw form, complete with character assassination, bribes, and demagoguery. What can we learn about the promise or peril of democracy in contemporary China from this case? How have China’s values (whether traditional ethics or Maoist morals), social polices (e.g. the one child policy), or burgeoning economy of consumer capitalism shaped its prospects? To what extent are the problems we see universal, and to what extent do they seem particular and Chinese? Participants will watch a documentary film, share cherry pie, and discuss these questions. No prerequisites; all welcome.
 

Apply to be an Ashdown Officer!

Friday, 21 March 2014 | 11:00 - 23:59 | N/A

Do you want to get active and involved in the oldest and newest graduate community at MIT? Do you want to make new friends and have fun while honing your leadership, communication and organization skills?

If so, then apply to serve as an Ashdown Officer for the 2014-2015 year! The application can be found here, and the deadline for applications is Monday, March 31, 11:59 PM.

There are many positions open. We are particularly looking to hire officers for the following roles:

Arts and Theater Officer
Brunch Committee
Cherry Pie Society Officer
Coffee Hour Committee
Communities Coordinator
Events Committee
Floor Officer
Inventory and Facilities Committee
Music Officer
Newsletter Editor
Publicity Committee
Residential Life Coordinator
Technology Committee


Full descriptions of all officer positions can be found here, and the officer requirements, benefits and admission procedures are available here.

If you apply to become an officer, DO NOT terminate your MIT Housing lease until the application results have been released. If you are chosen as an officer, you will be given a 1-year officer lease by MIT Housing and will not need to terminate your current lease.

We are recruiting, so please apply!

Apply Now!

 

Cherry Pie Society

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | 20:00 - 22:30 | Hulsizer Room

This time, we will be talking about the recent developments in the Ukraine, particularly regarding Crimea. Apart from immediate questions about Russia's actions, I'm also interested in the wider issue of when an area has the "right" to secede from a country.
If you are interested, please join us next week! We will be meeting in the Hulsizer room and there will be snacks, coffee / tea and cherry pie. If you are planning to come, please sign up here:
https://signup.mit.edu:444/signup.php?id=cps_2014_03_18
 

Ashdown St. Patrick's Day Brunch

Sunday, 16 March 2014 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food and celebrate the St. Patrick's Day! We will have food for Irish breakfast, such as soda bread, sponge cake, Irish bacon, Irish sausage, and black and white pudding. We will also have our regular menu as well as fruits. Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. Want to help out? Contact ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am on Sunday morning in Hulsizer Room!
Sponsored by ODGE, GradRat and Ashdown House
 

Pi Day @ Ashdown

Friday, 14 March 2014 | 20:30 - 21:30 | Hulsizer Room

Seventh annual Ashdown PI DAY celebration
FRIDAY 3/14 | 8:30p | Ashdown Hulsizer Room

Free dessert night with over 10000* types of pies to choose from
Recitation contest with prizes of $30/$20 in gift certificates! (Start memorizing today!)

If you don't feel like memorizing, come at least for the FREE dessert!
Please bring plates/utensils to reduce waste.
* specified in binary
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Thirsty Ear Comedy Night

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | 20:00 - 21:30 | Thirsty Ear

What: MIT Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear Pub When: Tues, Mar 11, 8p. Show starts 8:30p. Where: Thirsty Ear Pub, Ashdown House (NW35) Contact: teec-comedy@mit.edu - Join us for another MIT Comedy Night, with headliner Alingon Mitra (Winner of Boston Comedy Festival). - Hosted by PJ Westin, featuring Phoebe Angle, Nick Chambers, Jake McDowell, EJ Murphy, Rohan Padhye, Josh Poirier. - Snacks and soda provided. Presented by the Thirsty Ear Executive Committee. Sponsored by GSC Funding Board, Peter de Florez '38 Humor Fund, and GradRat. - 21+ govt ID & MIT ID required for entry. Please have ID ready to show at the door. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
Sponsored by GSC
 

The Kashmir Dispute: Dinner and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Please join us next Tuesday for a special cultural event discussing the Kashmir dispute - particularly notable for being an ongoing conflict between two nuclear powers. Who is involved in the Kashmir dispute, and what is at stake? Led by Ashdown's Residential Scholar Waqar Shah, our panel will discuss the history of this dispute, the surrounding socio-political climate, and what may happen next. A free dinner will be served as part of this event. To make sure we have enough food for everyone, please RSVP for this event at http://signup.mit.edu/Kashmir
 

Game Night

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Come to the Hulsizer room to play some board games with your fellow Ashdown residents at Ashdown's first official game night of the year. We will have games from the front desk supply such as:
-Dominion
-Battlestar Galactica
-Carcassonne -Settlers of Catan
-and more...
Make sure to arrive by 8:15 PM so games don't start without you.
 

YouTube Night!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

* Request videos and vote on the queue using your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Submitters of top videos in each VJ-announced category win prizes!
* Free snacks and soft drink. Bar and Kitchen open as usual at 7:30pm. Kitchen open until 11pm.
* Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council. Hosted by the Thirsty Ear Executive Committee (TEEC).
* 21+ w/ govt photo ID only. Please have govt & MIT ID ready to show at door.
* The Thirsty Ear is MIT’s on-campus pub, serving dinner and drinks at grad student prices. http://thirsty-ear.mit.edu
Sponsored by Graduate Student Council
 

Cherry Pie Society: Voting power and election systems

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | 20:30 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

The first Cherry Pie Society meeting of this semester will be on Tuesday 02/18 at 8:30 pm. Our topic will be voting power and election systems. If you are interested, come join us in the Hulsizer Room on Tuesday! We will have snacks, coffee / tea and the traditional pie. If you are planning to join us, please sign up so that we know how much food to get: https://signup.mit.edu:444/signup.php?id=cps_2014_02_18
 

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