Post-mortem persecution

As the days roll on and the details slowly emerge in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by on-duty police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the issue at the root of recent events. Let’s start with a… Continued

Innovation neighborhood comes with a cost

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Drexel spearheading an “Innovation Neighborhood;” that is, a large real estate development dedicated to research and incubating revolutionary startups and other technobabble. It was all somewhat up in the air until very recently, when Drexel launched a new website and issued a… Continued

Here comes the new Cold War

The ongoing and ever-worsening crisis in Ukraine, which began last November when then-President Viktor Yanukovych chose to accept a generous aid package offered by Russia over the austerity demanded by the European Union, is rapidly approaching a critical juncture. Squabbles over a rag-tag jihadi army in Iraq are one thing,… Continued

Hamas is to blame, not Israel

The Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas with the mission to weaken the terrorist group’s ability to attack Israeli citizens July 8. In the three weeks since the operation began, I have heard and read numerous reports of Israel’s inhumane actions against the Palestinians and its “disproportionate”… Continued

Dislocation damages engineering clubs

“Formula SAE, we’re gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B.” We all know the line from Mike Judge’s hilarious cubicle-based comedy “Office Space.” No matter how much he begs or how hard he works, the infamous Bill Lumbergh simply moves Milton’s office to worse and… Continued