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The Cooper Story: “To the Trustees of The Cooper Union…”

By Afshin Khan (CE ‘19)

Photo source: groupaffect.files.wordpress.com. The Deed of Trust and the letter to the Board of Trustees can be found at library.coopr.edu.

On April 29, 1859, Peter Cooper and his wife, Sarah Cooper, bestowed upon The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art both the property and land that currently houses the Foundation Building. The Deed of Trust was followed by a personal letter that Peter Cooper wrote to the trustees of the institution. It was not until 97 years later, in 1956, that the letter was published in a pamphlet, to remind its readers of Peter Cooper’s vision for the institution.

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Hip or Hype: Chick’nCone

By Isabella Pestovski (ME ‘19) and Morgan Wolfe (ME ‘19)

This week, we visited Chick’nCone to try their take on the Southern staple chicken and waffles. The original version is fried chicken stacked on top of waffles with butter and syrup served for breakfast; Chick’nCone creates “fork-free chicken and waffles,” which are fried chicken bites served in a waffle cone with your choice of sauce. Chick’nCone serves six different types of sauces: Kickin’ Ranch, Yella BBQ, Traditional BBQ, Buffalo Blue, Cinna-Maple, and Peri Peri. You can get a large waffle cone filled with one type of sauce covered chicken bites for eight dollars, or you can get a “flight” which is a sampling of four different types of sauces on mini cones for $12. We chose the latter so that we could sample different sauces.

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In The Aftermath of Weinstein

By Gabriela Godlewski (CE ‘19)

In recent weeks, the dam that kept Harvey Weinstein’s victims silent broke after decades of sexual abuse, resulting in dozens of actresses coming forward and detailing how he abused them. As of this past week, the number of women accusing Weinstein for such acts has reached over 40, with many more possibly still remaining silent. Hollywood responded quickly: Within a few days, former friends of Weinstein and his own brother publicly denounced him, he was fired from the company he started, and he was unceremoniously kicked out of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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