Anyone who’s visited campus this summer will have been unavoidably aware of the road repaving project that has shut down most of the south part of the loop road. It’s been kind of a drag–remember this post?–but it’s hard to complain now that I know they’ve actually finished early and the road will reopen tomorrow.
Here’s a picture from this afternoon, which shows the jazzy new brick walkways that they probably think will tempt us to ignore the traditional shortcuts through the jasmine.
Bonus: What all this? Rice stadium astroturf, circa 1970s, 80s, 90s, 00s, brought to us by Larry Miggins, recently retired from many years of service in FE&P. Click a couple of times to zoom in–you can get a decent look at the various textures. We’ve been trying to locate samples like this for years, and we’re extremely grateful to Larry for his help.