DU ring statue in sticky situation after letter ‘D’ falls off

Photos by Sean Ray | A&E Editor

Photos by Sean Ray | A&E Editor

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer

Duquesne’s class ring statue, installed near Rockwell Hall at the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester, is a familiar sight on campus.

However, recently the ring began to fall apart. On Oct. 24th, the ring statue started having its gold letter “D” fall off in multiple pieces, according to Duquesne Facilities Management’s Assistant Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Rob Dobish.

Dobish said this resulted from a failure of the ring’s adhesive material. The ring is now only a little over a year old, but other than the gold D outline, the statue does not appear to be damaged in any other way.news_ring1_sean

According to Dobish, it will not be a costly fix and they are currently working with the artist who made the ring to find a different adhesive to solve the problem. The ring has been broken for over a week now, but according to Dobish, they plan on fixing it within the next seven days.“It is just a matter of finding the best way to affix the ‘D’ permanently,” Dobish said.

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