The Cooper Union and Jamshed Bharucha in the New York Times

February 07, 2011

The New York Times published a story on the appointment of Dr. Jamshed Bharucha as Cooper Union's 12th president. The piece appears online and also in the February 6, 2011 print edition. The text highlights Dr. Bharucha's career and background in higher education, positions him as a scholar with expertise in the arts and sciences and provides some insight into his vision as president of the college. A quote by Chairman Mark Epstein (A'76) is also included in the article. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/nyregion/07cooper.html?_r=1

  • 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.