Now that classes and finals are over and the community awaits graduation festivities, the campus is quieter and calmer. Although the energy and excitement of the school year will be missed, we now have a chance to reflect on the year. We were very busy here at Radius, sponsoring and co-sponsoring many events that tackled topics ranging from environmental justice and sustainablity to nuclear weapons.
11th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change and Sustainability
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Global threat, local communities of faith
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Churches would be the first in line to aid the victims of a nuclear blast, but they are less skilled at responding to systemic issues and potential threats.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A week ago, MIT hosted a Day of Action when the MIT community and our neighbors came together to learn, collaborate, and explore avenues of action.
MIT Day of Action
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
There are strong stirrings on campus; people leaving their labs and engaging in the wider world and taking a stance--students, faculty and staff. Spurred by concerns about the environment, the attack on science, the number of hate crimes rising, racism, homophobia, and a host of other issues, members of the MIT community have come together to create a
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
At this point in the semester, our ethics seminar steps back and takes stock of the richness of information and discussion that has taken place over the semester. This spring, we’ve covered topics that include the role of the media in how politics play out, how to become responsible information and news consumers, the power of anger in creating social change and nuclear proliferation and the US military budget. Underlying all of these conversations is the exploration of how and why ethical and moral frameworks matter.
This Wednesday, we will be hosting a screening of the Dr. Stangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by the great Stanley Kubrick. When Dr. Strangelove premiered, it stirred up quite a bit of controversy. The military stringently rejected the notion that a military officer could dictate a nuclear strike and assured the public that the nation's nuclear arms were under secure safeguards. Those assurances, however, may not have been completely truthful.
Today's the Day
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
As we begin the first day of classes at MIT, there is always a sense of excitement and possibilty. Each spring semester for the past 8 years, Radius has been co-sponsoring an undergraduate seminar with the MIT Department of Philosophy, under the leadership of Professor Sally Haslanger. The seminar, Being, Thinking, Doing (Or Not!): Ethics in Your Life, is a weekly class where students discuss ethical issues over dinner.