November/December 2022 | Vol. XXXV No. 2

Avoiding Nuclear War

Sixty years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world close to nuclear war. At present, threats by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, former US President Donald Trump, and most recently by Russia’s Vladimir Putin to launch nuclear weapons have sharply increased fears . . .

How Deep is Your Love of Free Expression?

Who among us has not, at one point or another, entertained the heretical thought that MIT faculty meetings can sometimes seem like less than scintillating affairs?

Never Mind the Firehose, You Can’t Even Lead Them to Water

I’m co-teaching this semester and have been attending my co-instructor’s lectures.

Graduate Student Unionization: A Positive Force for All at MIT

Rahul Jayaraman, Angela Lee, Arrow Minster
In April 2022, MIT graduate workers overwhelmingly voted for union representation.

MITx Update for MIT Faculty: Fall 2022

November 16, 2022 marked one year since the sale of edX, the nonprofit organization launched by MIT and Harvard in 2012 to provide an open online platform for university courses, to 2U, a publicly traded education technology company.