A Man and a Cat Named Yitz - AKA Shillman Cat, Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Quick Description: The official name of Robert Shure's bronze sculpture on a stone bench outside Shillman Hall is "A Man and a Cat Named Yitz", though the campus community named it Shillman Cat soon after it was mysteriously installed in February 2011.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2019 6:48:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMZXMA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
It is, literally, a man and a cat named Yitz. The fun backstory is that this bronze statue appeared overnight and without announcement on February 24, 2011. After a few days Northeastern University put out an email asking the campus community to guess the man's identity. Most surmise it is Robert J. Shillman. And it is.

Shillman is an NU alumnus, founder and CEO of Cognex, and the person for whom the classroom building it is nearby is also named.

Students call the feline Shillman Cat and dress it up on occasion.

Shillman Hall
115 Forsyth Street
Boston, MA

Sources:
News@Northeastern
Cats and Dogs Together on Huntington Avenue
Shillman Cat: A True Campus Celeb
Location description: Outside Shillman Hall on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston

Statue's Subject: Robert J. Shillman

Artist: Robert Shure

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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