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Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future

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Shaping the Future statue

The bronze sculpture of children standing over pages of an open book is located between Bolton Hall and the Harrington Education Center. The highest point is 12 feet high, at the tip of a feather that a little girl is pointing toward the sky. A teacher wearing a smock stands on the platform below while holding the girl’s hand, symbolizing the educator’s role in molding students’ lives, according to the University Art Galleries. The base has fingerprints impressed into the base to express people’s desire to have a hand in the future. The sculpture was given in 1999 to mark the College of Education’s 20th anniversary.

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