UP CLOSE | Art, post-Shvarts Danika Fears Yale Daily News April 23, 2009
[Robert] Storr said he revamped the system, placing an emphasis on the clarity of a senior’s proposal from its inception. The process is now more conscious of the initial proposals students submit, forcing them to clarify what the ultimate pieces will encompass, Storr said. Had the School of Art known what Shvarts was orchestrating behind closed doors, Storr said he would have prohibited its creation. Abstract ideas are no longer acceptable, he added.
“[Shvarts] made a theoretical statement, but it was not clear what she was going to do,” he said. “There is a change in that we must know what someone is actually going to do, and it has to be more than just an intention or idea.”