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The Alma Mater to return April

The long awaited return of the Alma Mater will finally happen next month. Since she first left the campus in August 2012, she has been undergoing a laser cleaning resortation in Forest Park. The Alma Mater will have a redidication ceremony in June for her birthday. For the class of 2014 graduates, they will be able to take photos during their convocation ceremonies.The original costs to repair the statue were $100,000 and she was supposed to return last May 2013. However, due to unforseen damage, more repairs were added to her makeover. Extensive water damage, corrision, and air pollution are the contributing factors that costed $360,000 in total repairs. The Alma Mater will look a little different, as her bright green and black stark streaks will be replaced by the original colors of bronze copper. James Lev, chairman of the campus Architectural Review Committee, said that these repairs will ensure the Alma Mater will be in tact for another 100 years.

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