Faces of Cooper: Jennifer Weiser

By Amal Bukhari (ME ‘21)

Photo by Wentao Zhang (ChE '19)
Photo by Wentao Zhang (ChE ’19)

What classes will you be teaching at Cooper this year?

Right now, I’m teaching material science for chemical engineers which is a sophomore class. I also teach the senior separation process principles class. In the spring, my plan is to teach a graduate-level drug delivery class and the second semester of the senior lab.

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Architecture Studio Renovation

By Kavya Udupa (BSE ’19)

This past summer the School of Architecture renovated the computer lab, formally known as the Paul Laux Digital Architecture Studio, on the seventh floor of the Foundation Building. The renovations were spurred by a $2 million donation given to the school about ten years ago. The donor gave the money with the hopes that it would “have a significant transformation for the School of Architecture.”

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After Tuition Part I: Questions and a Brief History

By Evan Bubniak (ME ‘21) and Matthew Grattan (ChE ‘19)\

Since the announcement in 2013, The Cooper Union has admitted four tuition-paying classes. That is to say: Barring fifth-year architecture students, every undergraduate at Cooper pays tuition, and the first-ever class of tuition-payers in Cooper’s century-and-a-half history will graduate in the spring.

Cooper is not—and never has been—the typical American college experience. Yet, is it possible that tuition has changed our institution? Have we lost something beyond the full-tuition scholarship? Or conversely, have we gained anything?

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Tuneage: Ep 001 (Summer)

On this episode of Tuneage, the panel shares their songs of the summer!

Songs featured:

  • Tyler, The Creator – “911”
  • GoldLink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – “Crew” (Brandon’s pick)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Brian’s pick)
  • Imagine Dragons – “Walking the Wire” (Kavya’s pick)
  • Sam Gouthro – “Cruisin’” (Olivia’s pick)
  • Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Pranav’s pick)
  • Lorde – “Green Light”

Produced and edited by Brandon Quinere (CE ’19)

This episode’s panel: Brian Frost (EE ’19), Pranav Joneja (ME ’18), Olivia Park (ME ’20), and Kavya Udupa (BSE ’19)

Check out a Spotify playlist including the songs featured on this episode!

Artwork by Emma Faith Hill (Art '17).

Thank You for Continually Teaching Me

By Emma Faith Hill (Art ’17)

When I found out, I was in a world history class with freshmen and sophomores (I was making up a credit to graduate). I was checking my phone every ten minutes and finally it came. The minute I saw it, I no longer saw it because I was crying. My teacher asked me if I was okay and a girl across from me gaped, figuring it out, “oh my God she got in.” I picked up my bag and ran out of the classroom and across campus to the visual arts building, rushing into the director’s office, heaving with salt water, “I did it!” She hugged me with a mother’s embrace, and a sense of fulfillment ensued for the last month of high school.

It is the experience of education without financial consequence, revealing a desire for knowledge and freedom you’d never realized you’d needed before.

 

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