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Incoming 2014: Part 2

Incoming 2014: Part 2

The second in a weekly series looking at the new student faces arriving at The Cooper Union. In this installment we meet Ruchi Patel, Xavier Polanco and Andy Tong

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U.S. News Ranks Cooper Union at the Top

U.S. News Ranks Cooper Union at the Top

The annual "Best Colleges" guidebook puts The Cooper Union and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering on multiple "best" lists, including the #1 Best Value in the Northeast

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School of Architecture Releases Video

School of Architecture Releases Video

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has released a video looking back at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, from final reviews to the making of the annual end of year exhibition and commencement, celebrating what makes architecture at Cooper so unique

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Tuskegee Airmen Visit the Great Hall

Tuskegee Airmen Visit the Great Hall

Four veterans, three of whom belonged to the pioneering African American aviation group known as the "Red Tailed Angels" of World War Two, spoke of their struggles during their service and after to students, faculty, staff and the general public

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Cooper Union in Top Ten of "Best Colleges" List

Cooper Union in Top Ten of "Best Colleges" List

Money magazine's inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" puts Cooper Union in the company of MIT, Stanford and Harvard

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Invention Factory Winners Announced

Invention Factory Winners Announced

Two teams of Cooper Union students were awarded for their inventions created during a 6-week summer program

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.