Articles by Kim Post
Apr. 21, 2017
Sapolsky gives lecture on violence, human behavior
Famed neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky spoke at the Mandell Theater April 13, explaining the many different factors that influence violent behavior.
Apr. 7, 2017
Destroying affordable housing
Myers Hall will not be missed for its physical attributes. By all accounts this “temporary” dormitory far exceeded its recommended lifespan. But its impending demolition represents the gradual death of an idea: affordable housing on the Drexel University campus.
Feb. 10, 2017
URBN Annex hosts early screening of ‘The Promise’
Drexel University hosted the American premiere of “The Promise” Feb. 3 in the URBN Annex screening room. The romantic drama is set in the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide, which occurred parallel to World War I.
Oct. 14, 2016
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific’ returns to Walnut Street Theatre
A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “South Pacific” is a success at the Walnut Street Theatre. Set during World War II, a U.S. Navy nurse is being romanced by a French planter on a South Pacific isle, while the bored sailors get up to mischief as they lust for “dames.”
Sep. 17, 2015
Upperclassmen talk transportation
Drexel’s main campus is compact, but all of Philadelphia is available for exploration. There are a multitude of ways to get around, but one thing’s for sure — cars are best left at home, because Drexel’s parking fees are killer. Rumor has it that the Philadelphia Parking Authority uses the Drexel campus as its training ground, so flouting the rules is risky. Why not try out the many alternatives?
Jun. 26, 2015
Budget cuts mean cut bus routes
The prime rumor around campus is that Drexel University will cut evening hours and eliminate major stops from the Blue & Gold bus route, which runs west from campus through Powelton Village. Potentially, only the stop on the main campus and at the Vidas Athletic Complex could survive. If social media reports are to be believed, bus drivers have already been told their hours or even jobs are at risk — though the University has not made a formal statement to the student body.
Apr. 10, 2015
Power distribution in USGA
Last week, I outlined some of the familiar problems with our student government. Since these problems are quite long-standing, I think it is clear that there are flaws of organization and culture which drive the Undergraduate Student Government Association to perform poorly, even beyond the personal deficiencies of certain members.
Apr. 3, 2015
USGA policies alienate student involvement
Undergraduate Student Government Association elections are this term. They have rarely been paid much attention to, and indeed several people have said to me that they unaware we even have a student government until I brought it up. That should tell you enough about how well the institution functions. I will be seeking election as archivist (secretary) on a platform of change, and until at least Election Day (May 20 was said at the April 1 USGA meeting — but to my knowledge nowhere else), I’d like to consider the political philosophy, or lack thereof, behind student government at Drexel University.
Mar. 6, 2015
The true meaning of ‘academic career’
Editor-in-Chief Justin Roczniak criticized use of the phrase “academic career” Feb. 28. While I agree that it is terrible that “learning for the sake of learning is dead,” as he succinctly puts it, I think that we should refer to the academic career more often to combat just that.
Feb. 28, 2015
USGA discusses ongoing issues and updates to “town hall” meetings
Drexel University’s Undergraduate Student Government Association met Feb. 18 in a rather small-scale session as most members were absent. USGA discussed their ongoing efforts to host “town hall” events, the upcoming Student Life Awards and the addition of new representatives. The proposal to add a freshman representative, though, did not receive its scheduled vote for lack of quorum.