By Afshin Khan (CE ’19)
On Feb. 6, 2018, Laura Sparks was officially inaugurated as the 13th president of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Although Sparks has already served as president for roughly one year since assuming the role, the inauguration was a fresh start to what Rachel Warren, chair of the Board of Trustees, called “Cooper Union’s next chapter.”
By Olivia Heuiyoung Park (ME ‘20)
Invention Factory, an innovative summer undergraduate program started by professors Alan Wolf and Eric Lima in 2013, is expanding to Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, India in addition running at the Cooper Union and Syracuse University.
By Matthew Grattan (BSE ’19)
According to a new directive from Dean Stock, the weekly contact hours of courses in the School of Engineering must match the number of credits granted, effective starting fall 2018. The measure primarily affects required math, chemistry, and physics courses, many of which meet for more hours per week than credits granted. For example, Ma 113 (Calculus II) meets five hours per week, despite being a four-credit course.
By Evan Bubniak (ME ’21)
On February 6, following the inauguration of President Laura Sparks, the Cooper Union Alumni Association announced its Founder’s Day Hall of Fame Awards.
By Gabriela Godlewski (CE ’19)
We need to continue to be aware of and be involved in the decisions the administration makes to our school.
By Evan Bubiak (ME ’21)
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.