Collecting Old Stories at MIT Provides Map for the Future

While MIT is mostly known for developments in mathematics and the hard sciences, the university’s libraries and special collections have an ever-expanding cache of oral histories, particularly about the institution itself. One collection documents the diverse experiences of women at MIT. Undergraduate students interview alumnae, and then transcripts of their conversations are submitted to the […]

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What’s New: City Beat

Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage is in the Works A committee will oversee the creation of a public monument honoring the local community’s role in the women’s suffrage movement, Curbed Boston reports. The effort to commemorate this historical moment was sparked last year by local teenager Sofia Bernstein and her mother, Kim. “It was shocking when […]


Jetpac Gets Muslim Voices into Politics

When Nadeem Mazen ran for city council in 2013, he was elected by just six votes, becoming the state’s first Muslim city councilor. In 2015, he got more votes than any other candidate. His reelection strategy challenged general campaign wisdom. His team chose not to limit their focus to the fraction of the population that […]


Youth Program Explores Voting Through Theater

What kind of world do you want to live in? What do you think we—collectively, as a country—could do to get there? Do you think voting has any connection to that? These are some of the questions that the young people of Youth Underground, Central Square Theater’s program for people ages 13 to 25, asked […]