The Precious

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, March 19, 2018

 Like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, we are addicted to this object we carry around. We gaze at it and talk to it, falling for the illusion that it will make us more powerful.

A seat for everyone

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Friday, March 2, 2018

The message was clear: Every student here has different needs, and we’re trying to meet you each where you are.

The Monsters We Create

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Saturday, February 24, 2018

One of the gems of our community is the MIT Press which publishes 220 books yearly, primarily focusing on science, technology and invention. It’s a special moment, however, when one book becomes a bit of a sensation.

The Semester Begins!

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Yesterday was the first day of class here at MIT and the first meeting of our undergraduate ethics seminar. Each year brings a new group of engaged students, with the size of the class fluctuating from year to year, usually in the 10- Read more...

Government Shutting Down

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, January 29, 2018

The federal budget is meant to be a reflection of the priorities of our nation. From February to the beginning of a new fiscal year in October, our shared budget is supposed to be first proposed by the President, then fleshed out by Congress, where each area of spending is debated openly through Read more...

Diving Into the Last Two Weeks of IAP

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, January 22, 2018


Looking Forward

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Although 2018 has begun, early January remains a time for us here at Radius to reflect on the past semester and do some "catch-up"--on administrative work, reading, and assessment of what worked well during the Fall semester and what we can improve and/or adjust. January is also the time for Read more...

The limits of empathy

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The value of The Enemy may not be in what it makes you feel but in what it makes you think about the combatants you encounter.

Move Fast and Break Things*

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, November 27, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, we will welcome Noam Cohen, former technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball.  Cohen will be Read more...

Gratitude and Power

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

To thank someone is to see them, to value them, and to let them know that whatever action they took is now part of their identity in your eyes.