NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is naming its new student commons building after Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who is running for Senate and gave the Catholic university a $5 million gift.

McMahon, who provided the gift for capital projects, has been a member of the university’s board of trustees since 2004.

The V-shaped Linda E. McMahon Commons will link Sacred Heart’s upper and lower campuses. The new building, which cost $22 million, will include a bookstore, 250-seat student dining hall, private dining room, informal lounge spaces and outside seating.

A dedication ceremony is planned in April.

McMahon, a Republican making her second bid for the Senate, is a former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, now called WWE.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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