Abioseh Porter, the English department head for the past 11 years and a Drexel faculty member since 1986, said that the problem with the space for the Writing Center and the adjunct space has been an issue since he started, citing that the center's current placement is actually a step up from its previous, smaller location on the fifth floor of MacAlister, where the department is currently located.
The office space for the adjunct professors was also moved to the basement from the fifth floor.
"My colleagues - fellow department heads and myself - always are having discussions with our dean about the space issue.
I believe that [Dean Donna Murasko] is doing her
best to alleviate the space situation, but it's been difficult because on a practical, pragmatic level the space has just not been there," Porter
went on to talk about identical issues in the other departments, such as culture and communication or chemistry.
"Over the years, we've heard all kinds of stories and promises that they're working hard on providing the space.
We've been told that they're looking at several different venues.
We're still waiting to see how these promises will actually come [to] fruition," he
also said there is still a need for better equipment in classrooms and classroom space in general.