Truth Be Told

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Recently, I had the great fortune of spending a week is Lisbon. During my visit, I had fascinating conversations about history and politics. From 1932 to 1968, the country was ruled by Antonio de Oliveira Salazar—to some a great leader, to others a despotic ruler. Indeed, Salazar achieved Read more...

Hello, Dr. Strangelove

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Monday, February 13, 2017

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 Read more...

Today's the Day

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
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 Read more...

MIT Takes a Stance

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on immigration that shocked the world. Many of us in the MIT community were galvanized into action and joined the public protest in Copley Read more...

How We Engage

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Last Saturday, the world witnessed an unprecedented display of resistance and solidarity. It will come as no surprise to our constituents that our mission's foundation is grounded in the belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and that human rights Read more...

Two Days to Go

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

As the inauguration draws ever closer, tweets and comments loom larger and larger. Today's post was adapted from an op-ed piece written by MIT Professor Emeritus Aron Bernstein and appeared in Read more...

IAP: So Many Choices, So Little Time

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Thursday, January 12, 2017

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 ( Read more...

Looking Ahead

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Much planning and programming is underway with an eye to spring semester 2017. 

A Cold Saturday Morning Crowd

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
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 Read more...

Subways, Not Submarines

Posted by: 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 Read more...