Monday, October 15, 2007

Talk About Segregation . . .

Rockhurst University is hosting Kevin Fox Gotham on Tuesday evening of this week, to deliver a FREE talk on "Residential Segregation in Kansas City: Origin, Development and Consequences" at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall.

In a totally coincidental, random, unrelated-to-the-topic, strange circumstance, you can't park for this event if you try to enter the campus from the east side.

See you there, if you're willing to go east of Troost . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this should be interesting.

10/16/2007 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Durwin Rice said...

There are actually two vehicular entrances to the Rockhurst campus that offer parking for visitors. You can enter from Paseo Blvd. on E. 54th Street and then turn right on either Tracy or Forest to enter the Rockhurst vistors' parking lot. Additionally, you can enter the Rockhurst campus from Paseo on Rockhurst Rd. where there is limited street parking. However, if you are able to walk a few blocks there is additional street parking along the neighborhood's side streets.

Of note, Rockhurst has been working to create additional parking on the North side of its campus, however some neighborhood leaders have been expressing opposition.

This is going to be an excellent lecture...let's hope it's hard to find a parking spot.

10/16/2007 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Durwin -

You're being helpful, which is great, but I think Dan was making a point about the evidence of segregation that exists in many of our institutions. Dan is right - you can't get to parking if you enter the campus from the East. All you get from the east are iron bars.

The real entrance to Rockhurst faces West. Coincidence? You be the judge.

I hope I can make the lecture - it should be a good one, and Dan's point aside, it's great that Rockhurst is sponsoring the lecture, and inviting people onto the east side of Troost.

10/16/2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger KC Sponge said...

didnt see you daniel . . .

10/16/2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Sorry, Sponge! I would have loved to have seen you. Alas, I wound up hanging out with a friend, and giving that awful Mac's Beer another try. (It still sucks.)

10/17/2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger --Blue Girl said...

I wasn't able to attend either - but I would have taken the 25 Metro right down Troost! I actually LIVE in this city! (LIVE being a very active verb!)

A great point of pride is that my granddaughter, age 3 1/2, knows the buslines. (Public transit in KC was, apparently, designed for the people who live in my building. But that was also a major consideration when I bought.)

Today at the City Market, one of the "walk" lights was stuck, and she gave us no end of grief as we were crossing the street because "The red hand is up, PopPop!"

Speaking of public transit, Dan will you be tackling the light rail impasse soon?

10/20/2007 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Holly said...

I went to Rockhurst for two years. My opinion? It sucks. =P And I'm not surprised at all by the coincidence. Rockhursts' residents (in general), both faculty and students, are rather hypocritical about political and human rights activism. Anyone who actually dares to step out of their little boxes is chastised. The students there lack any REAL experience with the city around them. They live in a bubble--the Rockhurst bubble. It is really quite scary, and I hated it. I could definitely continue, but I won't.

10/30/2007 10:11 PM  

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