Ceramic cats in Edwardian clothes

Tony Tasset

Tony Tasset with his “Eye” in Chicago. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

“A lot of [America’s] superstar researchers are getting lured away to Asian countries. Even Europe has done a better job with funding.”

Mitra Dutta, vice chancellor for research, on declining federal support for university research, Oct. 30 Chicago Sun-Times

 

“Classic literature has, in many classrooms, been replaced by popular teen novels such as ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight.’ It’s the worst of times: only one percent of high school teachers surveyed assign ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’”

Timothy Shanahan, professor emeritus of education, on less-than-challenging school curriculum, Nov. 1 Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

 

“I collect small ceramic cats dressed in Edwardian clothes. Not really, but I think I should.”

Tony Tasset, professor of art, whose sculpture, Eye, was installed Oct. 31 on Main Street in Dallas, Oct. 31 BlouinArtInfo.com

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