During January, many of us on campus enjoy a slightly slower pace and the myriad opportunities provided by IAP (Independent Activities Period). According to the website, For over four decades, IAP has provided members of the MIT community (students, faculty, staff, and alums) with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests.
A Cold Saturday Morning Crowd
Monday, December 12, 2016
This past Saturday, we co-hosted a half-day conference on federal investment in public transportation for the state of Massachusetts. Led by MIT Professor and Radius Steering Committee member, Jonathan King, the conference drew 140+ people on a very cold weekend morning. The number of participants and their obvious passion about the issue made for an exciting day. In addition to substantive information, participants were offered many ideas and avenues to help create change.
Subways, Not Submarines
Professor Jonathan King
Monday, December 5, 2016
In many urban areas, a thriving economic and social life depends on reliable, accessible, and affordable public transportation. Boston’s Red Line, Green Line and Orange line are historic examples of public investment in public transit. In fact the scarcity of public transit in other parts of the state retards their economic and social development.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Climate Change: Ethics in Action, the large forum that Radius co-hosted on November 17th, has provided a robust launch for further action at MIT. We've received many emails following the program and the subsequent article published in The Tech on November 22.
Scandals, large and small, and devisive rhetoric have dominated the presidential election. Cogent and thoughtful discussion on critical issues has been swept to the side. To get beyond the noise of Twitter and “fast food” media, we invite you to attend a number of events on campus focusing on the election and the election process, and to take time to read perspectives offered by twelve professors and researchers from the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).
Monday, May 16, 2016
This past Saturday, May 14, we co-hosted the 10th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change with over 200 junior high and high school students in attendance. What started out as a grassroots effort by a group of high school students at the Boston Latin School and Radius ten years ago has grown to a large network of students and schools in the Boston greater area and beyond. When programming the keynotes and the workshops, we endeavor to educate and inspire the students and create a spirit of activism.
The Pre-Traumatic Stress of Climate Change
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Many people experience vague but inescapable fears of the coming climate catastrophe.
Paris Climate Talks: Now What?
Monday, February 8, 2016
It's been nearly two months since the COP 21 negotiations in Paris concluded. Opinions of the effectiveness of the talks vary--some hailing it as a bold move toward public problem solving to others calling it a fraud. In January, Christiana Figueres, the UN climate change official who guided the negotiations for six years, sounded guardedly optimistic, saying that the agreement kindled "a huge flame of hope."
The end of the world
Monday, January 11, 2016
Dystopia is definitely the place to be right now. I wonder what this trend means for our work encouraging young people to take ethical action.