Among the many academic departments moving offices was the political science faculty, including assistant professor Suzanne Chod, now in 224 E. Chicago House.
As a result of the construction, a number of academic departments were displaced and relocated to new locations. With other faculty retiring, leaving and arriving, the College’s maintenance staff helped relocate approximately 60 offices. “We had all the moves to coordinate plus we tackled our usual maintenance projects—painting, lighting, plumbing and building some new walls,” says Sean Walsh, director of buildings and grounds. “We got started a week after Commencement and it’s been steady ever since.” So where are North Central professors located now? Here is a rundown of new locations:
Economics and Business Division: All faculty offices were moved from Loomis Street to Peter and Paul Hall, both the second floor and lower level.
Political Science: The 224 E. Chicago House (“Blue House”) now houses the political science faculty. Associate professor Bill Muck was lucky enough to land the front porch.
Philosophy: The department is now located on the lower level of Kiekhofer Hall, rooms 9, 10 and 11, with the exception of professor Tim Morris, whose office is on the second floor of 224 E. Chicago House. (He is among those who had the most boxes of books and files to move, more than 80. And his immovable large desk was razed along with 330 E. Van Buren House where it was installed many years ago.)
Media Studies: Members of this new department have been combined into one location, Meiley-Swallow Hall, with the exception of assistant professor John Madormo, who will remain at Oliver Hall, home of WONC-FM 89.1.
Theatre: With five full-time faculty, this department is now split between the Fine Arts Center and Pfeiffer Hall.
Science Center site readied for construction phase