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'We Are' sculpture installed on Penn State's main campus

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 1, 2015 10:40 AM

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(State College)-- The words ``We Are'' usually bring the response ``Penn State, ''and now those first two words have been installed in a 12-foot steel sculpture on the school's main campus. 

The``We Are'' statue unveiled today is a gift from the graduating class of 2013. The sculpture, which has a concrete base, was designed by alumnus Jonathan Cramer. 

The school has a tradition of graduating classes leaving various landmarks and other tributes on the campus. The school's well-known Nittany Lion shrine was a gift from the class of 1940. 

Geoff Hallett, the school's assistant director of annual giving, says, ``There is a lot of pride and history and lore behind the `We Are' chant, and it conveys that sense of unity among all Penn Staters.''

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