Office of Student Life

Pomerene makes room for Disability Services

This article originally appeared in the March 10, 1986 edition of The Lantern.

By Grant Sonju

Lantern staff writer

A section of Pomerene Hall will be renovated to provide office space for the Office of Disability Services.

The Boars of Trustees authorized a request for construction bids on the $354,000 project Friday.

Some of the space will be annexed from the ground floor of Pomerene, where the Office of Residence and Dinning Hall used to run the Rathskeller.

The Rathskeller, now operated by Sanese Services, was remodeled last summer into a quick-service cafeteria. Sanese provides deli service and hot foods.

“it will give us more capacity and also an area where we can have some computer instruction. We defiantly need the space for the Office of Disability Services.

The office is currently located in the Baker Systems Engineering building. Severe overcrowding has forced office personnel to occupy four of the six sound-proof studios normally used for special disability instruction.

Maxwell hopes to have ten studios in Pomerene Hall along with ample space to house all staff, some of which are scattered throughout the campus area.

“WE would hope to be able to move in sometime by the first of October, and if we’re lucky we might be in there before autumn quarter,” he said.