The Alma Mater has long been a symbol of the University. However, an on-campus group fears that the future of the statue could be in danger.
The Preservation Working Group is starting the long process of preserving the beloved statue, which is showing obvious signs of aging. The statue, cast by University alumnus Lorado Taft in 1929, is going on 82 years old.
"At this point, we're looking at the sculpture saying we've hit a critical point, and we need to start action," said Jennifer Hain Teper, conservation librarian and preservation group chair.