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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour + Ice Cream

Sunday, 9 July 2017 | 14:30 - 17:30 | Museum

The Ashdown Events Committee will be hosting a guided tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Sunday, June 9th at 3:15pm! The tour will be conducted by a trained museum teacher. After the tour, we will treat all participants to some ice cream. Come for a culturally immersive event, followed by tasteful desserts! We will meet at Ashdown about 30 minutes beforehand (specifics will be sent out closer to the tour date) to head over to the museum together. The tour is limited to 30 people, and we will cover the costs of the tour as well as the ice cream afterwards. Please sign up here: http://signup.mit.edu/ISGMtour - first come, first serve basis - if you sign up, but are not longer able to attend please indicate that so that others can join in the event You can find more information about the tours on their website: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/tours/college_groups
 

Pakistani Movie Night: Bol

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | 19:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

We will be a showing the award-winning Pakistani movie Bol (2011) on April 19th, 7:00pm in the Hulsizer Room. Bol is about a woman on death row who tells her story to the media before her execution. She comes from a religious Muslim family facing many difficulties caused by too many children, changing times and the father's desire to have a son coupled with his rejection of his existing transgender male-assigned-at-birth daughter. Bol is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time and was part of an entertainment education project by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

[CANCELLED] Pakistani Movie Night: Bol

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | 18:30 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Sorry folks, this event has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled soon. We will be a showing the award-winning Pakistani movie Bol (2011) on April 11th, 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room. Bol is about a woman on death row who tells her story to the media before her execution. She comes from a religious Muslim family facing many difficulties caused by too many children, changing times and the father's desire to have a son coupled with his rejection of his existing transgender male-assigned-at-birth daughter. Bol is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time and was part of an entertainment education project by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

ISO event

Thursday, 23 March 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join the ISO Director David Elwell and the ISO staff for a presentation and discussion regarding the new executive orders and visa changes, as well as the steps MIT is taking. Food and refreshments will be served
 

2017 AHEC VOTING

Monday, 27 February 2017 | 08:00 - 20:00 | Meet at Lobby

2017 AHEC Election Day! Come down to the Ashdown lobby on February 27 (Monday) between 8AM - 8PM to vote for your favorite AHEC candidates.
 

Pakistani Cooking Night: Seekh Kebabs

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Floor 2 Kitchen

Fiza, Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Pakistan, will be teaching us how to make Seekh Kebabs! Of course, we'll be devouring everything at the end, so please bring an empty stomach! We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here. As always, please bring your own plate and utensils!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Winter De-Stress Event

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Come de-stress from the end of semester exams, projects, and reports. We will have board games, a mindfullness activity, and more! We will also have hot chocolate, sundae bar, and more food! All MIT grad students and friends are welcome. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Ashdown Fall Potluck

Saturday, 19 November 2016 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Hulsizer Room

Cook or bake a dish and bring it to the Hulsizer to share with your fellow Ashdown residents. Make sure to save your receipts in order to get reimbursed up to $15! Signup: https://signup.mit.edu:444/signup.php?id=ashdown_potluck Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Pakistani Poetry Night: "Anticlockwise"

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | 19:00 - 20:30 | Housemaster Apartment 5047

Join us for a reading and discussion of "Anticlockwise," a poem that talks about a woman's struggle in a gender biased society, written by an award winning Pakistani Urdu feminist poetess, Kishwar Naheed.

Important: Note that this event is taking place in the apartment of the Heads of House, which is room 5047.

You must sign-up for this event here

Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Pakistani Movie Night: Na Maloom Afraad

Sunday, 16 October 2016 | 18:30 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Na Maloom Afraad (The Unknown People) is a Pakistani comedy thriller. The story follows three poor struggling individuals who chase every possible way of becoming rich, getting into trouble as they struggle to fulfill their desires and ambitions through morally-questionable ways. The movie will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Fiza, our Residential Scholar from Pakistan. To attend, you must sign-up for this event here.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Pakistani Dessert Night

Sunday, 18 September 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this Sunday, September 18th at 7pm in the Hulsizer Room for some Pakistani dessert and a small discussion with Fiza, our new Ashdown Residential Scholar from Pakistan! To attend, you must sign-up for the event here. We'll be serving Sheer Khorma, a vermicelli pudding with dry fruits made by Muslims twice a year during Eid and served throughout Southern and Central Asia. Sheer Khorma is served as the first meal during Eid-ul-Fitr, celebrated after fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. It is also served during Eid-ul Adha, which is celebrated after the annual pilgrimage in Mecca. Sheer Khorma has a special significance for Muslims and is eaten as a celebration for the Eid festival.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

4th of july BBQ

Monday, 4 July 2016 | 12:00 - 16:00 | West Courtyard

Join us for a Fourth of July celebration in the Ashdown courtyard this coming Monday from 1 to 4pm. Enjoy grilled American delicacies (burgers, dogs and their vegetarian counterparts), snacks and drinks in the jolly presence of friends old and new. Same drill: Bring your own plates, utensils, and friends. Happy Independence Day! Ashdown Events Committee Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
Sponsored by LEF
 

Game of Thrones Viewing Party - Season 6

Sunday, 26 June 2016 | 20:30 - 22:30 | Hulsizer Room

This is the Episode 2 of the season 6 of Game of Thrones Viewing Party. Soda, snacks and ice cream will be served!
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Game of Thrones Viewing Party - Season 6

Sunday, 19 June 2016 | 20:30 - 22:30 | Hulsizer Room

This is the Episode 2 of the season 6 of Game of Thrones Viewing Party. Soda, snacks and ice cream will be served!
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 
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