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My Pen Pal

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, December 24, 2018

I don’t know how much we’ll ever really know each other, different as we are. But I do know that mass incarceration has already stopped being an abstract Read more...

States Take the Lead!

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As we continue to witness the inaction of the federal government regarding the crisis of climate change, we are extremely heartened to see states taking the lead. Yesterday, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors and the mayor of Washington, DC, made an announcement committing the states and Read more...

#MeToo and Worker Power

Posted by: Ben Tarnoff
Sunday, December 9, 2018

On Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm in Room 6-120, we will be hosting a conversation about #MeToo and worker power. It'll focus on last month's  Read more...

Hard Questions

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Sunday, December 2, 2018

On Thursday, December 6 at 5:15pm in Room 1-190, we will be hosting, along with the MIT Faculty Newsletter, a panel discussion on MIT’s relationship with the Saudi Arabian government and monarchy. The horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has spurred MIT to reassess its engagement with Read more...

Looking Forward and Reflecting Back

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, November 26, 2018

As we return to campus following the Thanksgiving break, we here at Radius are grateful to have been able to catch our collective breath before heading into the last of the semester. As we enjoyed a few days to reflect and express gratitude for all we have and for the people in our lives, that Read more...

Hope endures

Posted by: Shannon Schmidt
Monday, November 19, 2018

Without hope, there is no reason to vote. No reason to protest, nor to stand up against daunting challenges like climate change. Hope is the only thing that makes it rational to participate in any of these actions, because hope is the binding agent of all of our greatest efforts to actualize Read more...

Digital Divides

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Even when we think we have a good boundaries in place, tech can find new doorways into our family life.

Probing the Ethics of Innovation

Posted by: Christina Couch
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Since the 20th century, the United States has been a “Miracle Machine” of innovation, pioneering groundbreaking inventions ranging from the Internet to genetic editing tools to artificial intelligence systems. These innovations have been life-changing, but their widespread deployment has also Read more...

Tech Is Broken. How Do We Fix It?

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Saturday, October 27, 2018

This Wednesday, we have the pleasure of hosting Moria Weigel and Ben Tarnoff, two prominent tech journalists and authors. Both Moira and Ben have written extensively about the tech industry and the increasing scrutiny of these industries.

How Do We Engage in Civil Conversations in An Age of Polarization?

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann and Derek Black
Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Wednesday, we will host our 4th (in a series of 5) program focusing on the November elections. Derek Black with join us as we grapple with issues of white supremacy, racism and the intense polarization that currently exists in the US. Below, Derek writes about some of his thoughts that he Read more...