On Saturday, October 13, Sculptor Bruce Wolfe’s statue of Rice’s founding president, Edgar Odell Lovett, was unveiled at its new home on the Rice campus, in front of the tower of Keck Hall. The 8-foot bronze statue honors Lovett’s vision and was placed in the exact location that he gave his final formal address in March 1946.
While the statue resides outside of Keck Hall, Lovett’s vision lives throughout Rice and holds a special place in the Glasscock School, as Lovett was an enthusiastic proponent of life-long education.
“Education does not begin with the university, nor does it end in the university. It is a matter of life, the whole span of life….”
Watch the dedication and comment with your thoughts on Lovett and what continuing education means to you.