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Stacking Up

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, April 30, 2018

Years ago, at a dinner party in Jackson, Tennessee, I found myself surrounded by members of a distinctive subculture: potato chip engineers. The casual question, “What do you do?” led to a detailed explanation of a machine in the local Pringles factory. The Pringles are spread out in a line as Read more...

MIT Day of Action!

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

A year ago, a group of MIT students, faculty and staff joined together to create a day of learning focused on critical issues of our times. The day provided a full calendar of lectures, panels and information sessions on topics ranging from nuclear disarmament, sustainabiilty, foreign, Read more...

Investing in Minds, Not Missiles

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Here are some sobering statistics: 

Nine countries possess nuclear weapons today, including: (1) Russia with approximately 7,500; (2) the United States with approximately 7,200; (3) France with fewer than 300; (4) China with approximately 250; (5) the United Kingdom with fewer than 215; ( Read more...

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...