Throughout the semester, Radius has been exploring a wide range of topics, including housing and gentrification (particularly right here in Cambridge), nuclear non-proliferation, the food supply, prison reform, omnivorism vs veganism, military spending, US government research dollars and how that money is spent in the nation's universities, sexual harrassment and gender issues, gaming, drone warfare, developments in the Middle East, with emphasis on Iran, and many more.
Monday, May 4, 2015
All semester, we've been having substantive and challenging conversations in our Tuesday evening ethics seminar. Usually, a guest talks about his or her area of expertise and then we launch into questions and answers and lively discussion. Last week, we invited 4 MIT students to talk about their active participation in social, environmental, or political issues. The presentations were fascinating and inspiring. What we learned was that the presenters had chosen a specific arena in which to be active.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Awareness has been building around the issue of fossil fuel divestment. Not only here in Cambridge, at MIT and Harvard, but across the country and the globe. According to GoFossilFree, universities and colleges, religious institutions and other organizations are examining the way their funds are being invested and are calling for divestment from fossil fuels.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Today I had the opportunity to attend a panel featuring faculty from the MIT Energy Initiative, hosted by the MIT's MISTI program. The speakers (Francis O'Sullivan, Howard Herzog, Jacobo Buongiorno, and Ignacio Perez-Arriaga) presented on various energy options and developments that can help mitigate the effects of CO2 in our atmosphere (i.e.--global climate change).
First things first
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
To recover our best selves, sometimes all we need to do is to stop and take a breath.
Monday, February 16, 2015
For the members of our community who are physically able to push the revolving door, it only takes a few extra seconds. But those extra seconds are the real point of it.