Many students pass by it every day, but they may not notice the George Washington statue that stands tall at 9th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. In fact, they may not have realized it was missing from its pedestal for a year and a half as it underwent restoration treatments.

The monument was returned home Jan. 11, just as students were returning to campus. It was transported to Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio, Inc., a company dedicated to refurbishing aging monuments in Forest Park, Illinois. The project cost $100,000 to complete.

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