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 filled with fascinating and thoughtful reading and conversation. Last evening, we grappled with the difference between intentionally or non-intentionally using words to harm others. If one has good intentions, but the outcome is negative, are we culpable nonetheless?
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
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.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Much planning and programming is underway with an eye to spring semester 2017.
When I look back on college and my twenties, I remember feeling sometimes like I was stuck in the transit system of a strange city and I couldn’t find the map. I made my way because I had good people in my life, people who were willing to go out of their own way to help me find my path.
Hack Your Mind is Back!
Monday, October 3, 2016
Greetings! My name is Paul McAlister and I am a 3rd year divinity student at the Episcopal Divinity School in Harvard Square. As an intern for Radius and the Episcopal Ministry at MIT, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many MIT community members, particularly professors and staff who are involved in program ideas for Radius.
From A Different Perspective
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Considering different perspectives from various lenses can be eye-opening and fascinating. Last Thursday, we hosted a "Radius Goes to the Theater" event at the Central Square Theater. The Return to Morality was a thought-provoking play about the underbelly of politics, media and greed. I'm still thinking about the issues that the play raised, particularly after watching the presidential debate last evening.
Happy New Year!
Monday, September 5, 2016
I love this time of year! A new academic year is beginning and with that comes the wonderful sense of new beginnings, possibility and adventure, accompanied by the normal concerns of time, workload and fatigue. Although my life centers around an acadmemic schedule, I haven't been an official student for many years. However, that exciting sense of a "new year beginning" never fades.
The Pre-Traumatic Stress of Climate Change
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Many people experience vague but inescapable fears of the coming climate catastrophe.