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HSS Discussed Curriculum with President Sparks in 2017; Acting Dean Buckley Responds to Protest

By Brian Frost (EE ‘19) and George Ho (BSE ‘19)

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.’”

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Photo by Wentao Zhang (ChE '19).

Are we there yet? The 2018 Peter Cooper Block Party

By Sanjana Lahiri (Arch ’22)

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.

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SWE: “Let’s Talk”

Chemical engineering professors Amanda Simson (left) and Jennifer Weiser (right) discuss their experiences as women in engineering. Photo by Kavya Udupa (BSE '19).
The Society of Women Engineers hosted a talk on Nov. 28 featuring several female professors from the engineering school. Chemical engineering professors Amanda Simson (left) and Jennifer Weiser (right) discuss their experiences as women in engineering. Photo by Kavya Udupa (BSE ’19).
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Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs Anita Raja (left) and Chair of Mechanical Engineer Melody Baglione (right) were also on the panel. Photo by Matthew Grattan (ChE ’19)
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The Road to Free: Ivory Tower Five Years Later

By Evan Bubniak (ME ‘21)

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.

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