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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.

Symbols

Posted by: Ryan Higgins, Radius and Episcopal Ministry Intern
Monday, November 13, 2017

Throughout much of our lives, we engage with symbols, big and small. Symbols are a source of depth and often tell stories in fewer words or no words at all. Examples vary from written or spoken metaphors to images heavy with historical weight.

Nuclear News

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On Sunday, the New York Times featured a distressing front page story about North Korea’s nuclear activities and the changing landscape of how neighboring countries are reviewing Read more...

The Power of Storytelling

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, October 23, 2017

My lunch hour today was unlike any I’ve ever had at MIT. I attended the first—of what I hope will be many—storytelling events as part of the Women’s League new initiative, MITell Read more...

Beyond the barricades

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, October 9, 2017

An organic, decentralized uprising of the people makes for a great musical, but not for great political progress.

Hack Your Mind: How Does Mindfulness Meditation Change the Mind and Brain

Posted by: Ryan Higgins and Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, October 2, 2017

In the fall of 2014, a group of us met and brainstormed about ways to bring the benefits of mindfulness more broadly to the MIT community. MIT Medical offers programs throughout the year and other “islands” of practitioners offer quiet moments for those who seek to create more calm in their Read more...

The Magic of Words

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

It's only Wednesday and the week has already been a rich and busy one with the importance of words taking center stage—the power of words, the magic of words, the need to use just the right words. Our undergraduate seminar, Language, Information and Power, continues to be Read more...

Day 1: Language, Information, and Power

Posted by: Ryan Higgins
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Last evening, Radius co-hosted the first session of our fall undergraduate philosophy seminar, Language, Information, and Power. Justin Khoo, Professor of Philosophy, has created a thoughtful syllabus and class roadmap to help the class navigate the complex topics for future discussion. Students Read more...