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Mistake of Judgement

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Recent events involving MIT and its relationship to certain individuals, institutions and even nation-states, have brought attention to the ethical challenges of accepting largesse from the wealthy and powerful.

A Time for Slowing Down--A Least a Little

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, June 10, 2019

The last of the graduation and alumni activities are now over and MIT has taken on a quiet calm--temporarily. The campus will be full of children soon as summer camp begins. In the meantime, there is this lovely lull.

As always, we have had a full and stimulating year. We have Read more...

MIT Students in Action

Posted by: Alonso Espinosa-Domínguez
Friday, April 5, 2019

Recently, a new student group has formed and has quickly become a galvanizing force on campus. The initiative took hold during Henry Kissinger's visit while the College of Computing's hosted three days of festivites in late February. The group, MIT Students Against War (SAW), has been continuing Read more...

The Half-Way Point

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, March 25, 2019

Embarking on spring break allows us some slight breathing room to assess how the semester is going, as well as allowing us to continue planning for our up-coming programs.  We have had some excellent, thought-provoking events thus far, including the on-going initiative encouraging the MIT Read more...

Voicing Your Concern

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Over the past few months, concern has been increasing regarding MIT's decision-making process and the lack of transparency and community input. The recent events leading up to the three-day celebration for the "ethically centered" College of Computing and the invitation of Henry Kissinger to our Read more...

March 4

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Sunday, March 3, 2019

On March 4, 1969, there was an extraordinary mass meeting of MIT faculty, students and staff to protest MIT's complicity in the Vietnam War. This was considered a "positive protest" and included plans for positive action. Included in the storied panel of speakers were Noam Chomsky, Lionel Read more...

Going to February School

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Thursday, February 14, 2019

As each of us assembled a new text to read out of these fragments, the different voices blended and contrasted in fascinating ways. The voices of the past sounded like a fresh word for today.

The Semester Begins!

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The semester has begun and with it the undergraduate ethics seminar that we co-host with MIT Philosophy. We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Abby Everett Jaques teaching the class this semester. Dr. Jaques received her PhD in Philosophy from MIT and is now teaching for the department. Her Read more...

Amazing plants

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Does human life have to be driven by the urge to grow and consume and dominate? Or is it possible that we could make room for other Read more...

2019 Begins

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmanna
Monday, January 7, 2019

As the first full week of January begins, we here at Radius return to the work at hand. At the moment, most pressing is the complex issue of MIT's relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the January 15 deadline to express your opinion. Prior to our program on December Read more...