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Happy 35th birthday to ‘The Bruin’

On Sept. 30, 1984, the UCLA Alumni Association gave campus one of its most iconic landmarks, “The Bruin” statue on Bruin Plaza.
September 30, 2019
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The Bruin

On Sept. 30, 1984, the UCLA Alumni Association gave campus one of its most iconic landmarks, “The Bruin” statue on Bruin Plaza. The gift of the bronze statue, which is 10 feet long, 6 feet tall, 3 feet across and weighs more than 2 tons, commemorated the 50th anniversity of the alumni association.

A crowd of nearly 1,000 alumni attended the gift presentation.

The statue cost $37,000 to cast and another $10,000 for the artist Billy Fitzgerald’s fee.