Mathematics professor Marcus Agustin spends a lot of time inside the student fitness center, but he’s no gym rat. Agustin and other faculty have been crammed in the gym facility for four years while waiting for construction on new classrooms and offices to be finished.
Folks, it’s completely true. Our poor mathematicians have been stuck in these makeshift plywood boxes in the depths of the gym that they have to call “offices.” Mathematicians seem to have a great sense of humor that helps them deal with it but the gym entrails where they’ve had to be housed are shameful. The message this sends to students is that we don’t have a great respect for mathematics. And that’s wrong.