To recover our best selves, sometimes all we need to do is to stop and take a breath.
Join Us This Semester!
Monday, February 2, 2015
It was reported in the Sunday New York Times, February 1st edition that JPMorgan has agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit. This past November, JPMorgan also agreed to pay almost $1billion in civil penalties to resolve related claims by regulators in the US and Europe. My question: Is this considered the "cost of doing business", an ethical framework gone wrong? Or is anyone at JPMorgan, starting with CEO Jamie Dimon, thinking about their actions and perhaps considering a change in behavior? Mmm...
A Little More Vegan
Monday, January 26, 2015
Even organic, more-humane dairy operations have negative effects. But I’d rather make my own compromise and stick with it than become another ex-vegan.
Join the Conversation!
Monday, January 19, 2015
Last semester, on September 19th, Vice President for Research, Maria Zuber, announced the launching of MIT's Conversation on Climate Change. The mission is " to explore and assess the broad range of actions that MIT could take to make a significant positive contribution to confront climate change." This campus-wide initiative seeks input from the MIT community on how best we can effect change, in both large and small ways.
Monday, December 15, 2014
This past weekend, we witnessed protests occurring all over the country, including Boston and Cambridge, and here at MIT. At the heart of the protests is a yearning, and a demand, for equal treatment and equal protection for each and every person. The protests included people from every segment of our society and were largely peaceful.
Pre-Registration Begins Today!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Perhaps pre-registering for Spring 2015 may not be on the top of your list. However, if you're looking for a compelling and inspiring way to earn 6 credits and have a lovely dinner every Tuesday evening, our undergraduate seminar is for you!
Giving thanks, gaining happiness
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Each spring, one of the highlights of our spring ethics seminar is a visit from our friend Deb Levy. Deb is a life coach and a person who knows a lot about what it means to be happy.