The Alma Mater is 92 years young Jessica Hammie June 14, 2021 - 2:40pmJanuary 27, 2022 - 8:22am As of just a few days ago, the University of Illinois’ Alma Mater statue is 92 years old. The Lorado Taft statue was cleaned from 2012 to 2014, and is still looking shiny and fresh-faced. Happy birthday, Alma! ���� For 92 years, Alma has welcomed Illini to campus with open arms. pic.twitter.com/PGMGfx55oh — University of Illinois (@Illinois_Alma) June 11, 2021 Top image from the University of Illinois Twitter page.