The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about the purpose of its program in relation to the three schools
with President Sparks in 2017, according to Peter Buckley, Acting Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. “It was not generally known by the students that the faculty had already requested a full program review from the president, which is going to be announced by the president shortly. [...] It dates back to 2017, when we went to the president to say ‘look, it’s about time the overall learning objectives of HSS were examined, and we’re willing to do it.’”
In case you missed the performances, tie-dye shirts, and mildly disturbing Peter Cooper inflatables that took over Instagram last month, Sept. 22 marked the day of the fifth annual Peter Cooper Block Party. Organized by the Cooper Union Alumni Association alongside the spirited “Astor Alive!” Festival, the Block Party served as a way for the Cooper Union community to come together before the semester’s workload inevitably took over.
The final debate for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General of New York took place this past Thursday in our own historic Great Hall. The event continues the tradition of using the Great Hall to host this debate.
Last Monday, on the eve of the inauguration of President Laura Sparks, Cooper students, along with invitees from the Aspen Institute and Public Theater, filled up the Great Hall for an evening of truth.
As a renowned trumpet player and composer, Wynton Marsalis’s reputation preceded his speech in the Great Hall two weeks ago. Nonetheless, his skill as an orator was a surprise to the packed auditorium.
By 6:15, the lobby outside Rose Auditorium was bustling. At the tables lined up along the walls, students, alumni, and visitors enjoyed sandwiches and popcorn, drank seltzer water, made their own Cooper Union and activist-themed pins. They also explored literature from the spring of 2013, when Cooper students occupied the President’s office on the top floor of the Foundation Building for 65 days in protest of then-President Jamshed Bharucha’s decision to introduce tuition.