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Two Frat Houses Yield to Academic Way
Two fraternity houses on Gilbert Road have been razed, clearing the way for construction of the Academic Way, a wide tree- and bench-lined walkway that will connect South Campus to the academic core and Fairfield Way.

The new walkway, expected to be constructed next summer, follows the guidelines of the campus master plan, which calls for a more pedestrian-oriented campus that encourages interaction between faculty, staff and students.

Larry Schilling, university architect, said the houses, previously occupied by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Chi, were razed by Manafort Brothers Construction Co. at a cost of $70,000. Work began in mid-August, after Schilling received approval from the Connecticut Historical Commission to demolish the structures, which were on the National Register of Historic Places.

The fraternities were moved to other locations.

Nutmeg Grille announces specials of the month
The Nutmeg Grille, located on the second floor of the Student Union, will be open during the fall semester from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Grille has announced the following specials for the month of September:

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage.

  • From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., bring three friends to lunch and receive one free entree.

  • From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert.

  • Between 1:15 and 2 p.m., enjoy a 10 percent discount.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server at the time of ordering.

The social hour for September is on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail with your friends. Complimentary buffalo wings and a cheese platter will be available.