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Bronze Ben Gets Some Respect


Going above and beyond for dear old Ben, Doug Martenson, a fine-arts lecturer, gives our statues the star treatment. This blow-torch themed process (giving us these gems) gives our famous figures the statue equivalent of a facial, and finishes off with a good wax.

UTB gives our thanks to Doug for protecting our "Ben"s from the dangers associated with being a UPenn statue, which give the phrase "normal wear-and-tear" a slightly different meaning. Those of us bored enough to read Penn News emails, saw the full story here.