Mike Essl (Art ‘96) is now the Dean of the School of Art after serving as Acting Dean since July 2016. In addition to teaching graphic design at Cooper, Essl was also a found member of the Committee to Save Cooper Union. Essl works alongside Assistant Dean Adriana Farmiga (Art ’96), who was appointed this past fall.
The Joint Student Council passed a resolution demanding that the administration immediately addresses any outstanding complaints between students, parents, and the Financial Aid Office. In addition, last Tuesday’s resolution called for improvements to the “efficiency and effectiveness” of the Financial Aid Office to prevent administrative issues from interfering with academics. Prior to passing the resolution, the JSC compiled a list of grievances and presented them to President Sparks and Vice President of Enrollment Services Mitchell Lipton. ◊