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Dignity, Taste, and Charm: A Tour of MIT's IAP

Dignity, Taste, and Charm: A Tour of MIT's IAP

On a campus with a wealth of acronyms, one is on everyone’s lips this time of year—IAP. The Independent Activities Period (IAP) provides members of the MIT community “with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities.” This means that each year more than 600 non-credit IAP activities give students, staff, alumni, and faculty a chance to learn and do just about anything.
But how do you narrow down the hundreds of classes to just a few choices for your schedule? In this Slice of MIT podcast, we take a tour of three 2017 IAP classes and one old favorite. Here’s what to listen for:

Music: "The Builder" "Lewis and Dekald" "Sheep May Safely Graze" and "Fretless"
All songs by Kevin MacLeod (
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