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.
By Matthew Grattan (ChE ’19)
You may have noticed fences springing up around the East Village and the Lower East Side—mounted on the north side of the Foundation Building, nestled between two buildings on East Seventh Street, or lining the exterior of the Essex Street Market. Those fences, along with a host of larger sculptures and banners on street lamps are part of the Public Art Fund’s exhibition, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” by artist Ai Weiwei.
By Yuqiao Wang (ChE ‘19)
After a 9 a.m. fluid mechanics lecture, I opened Facebook, and saw the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) had updated the event “Let’s Talk.” I am always into such an activity, and The Pioneer asked me to report the event, so I refreshed myself with a grande Americano and arrived at the event place at 12 p.m. sharp, disregarding the tiresome two hours of calculation on momentum balance. At the event, although only twenty people showed up, everyone seemed interested and attentive; everyone thoughtfully answered their fellows’ questions.
By Gabriela Godlewski (CE ‘19)
The Cooper Union has historically been a site where art and science progress, and often meet, to create projects and works that improve the way society views ideas or explores the world. On Thursday, Oct. 19, art and science met in a fascinating and unusual way in the Rose Auditorium with the presentation of Virtual Science Storytelling. As the penultimate night of the 10th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, The Cooper Union welcomed scientists, engineers, artists, and storytellers to take the stage and talk about their projects and individual contributions to the up-and-coming field of virtual reality (VR). Although each presenter and project were unique, they all shared the common goal of using VR to change the way ideas could be presented.