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Students, faculty and staff gather earlier this week around an oak tree that was threatened by the planned construction of a new student center on the UW-Eau Claire campus, in Eau Claire. The Board of Regents learned Friday that plans for the $48.8 million union will preserve the Council Oak tree and the site around it, which once served as a gathering place for Native Americans and generations of students. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Steve Kinderman)

Students, faculty and staff gather last year around an oak tree that was threatened by the planned construction of a new student center on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The Board of Regents learned Friday that plans for the $48.8 million union will preserve the Council Oak tree and the site around it, which once served as a gathering place for Native Americans and generations of students. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Steve Kinderman)

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