Public Affairs at Cooper Union regularly develops original editorial, visual, and video content to facilitate communications both within the Cooper Union academic community as well as between Cooper Union and its larger alumni, professional and geographic communities. This involves a robust and regularly updated website, streaming video channels, an electronic institutional newsletter, as well as occasional publications in print and electronic form.

In an effort to go green we ceased our printed alumni magazine At Cooper Union in favor of integrating original stories about our institution, alumni, faculty, and students into the fabric of our website. There you’ll find timely and substantial stories about our academic community, alumni network, and friends. You'll also be able to sign up for our electronic newsletter to keep up-to-date on important stories and organizational milestones.

Below you may browse older print editions of At Cooper Union magazine online from our archive. The issues below are available for download in PDF form or for online reading through an interactive interface.

You may contact the individual schools for information about their publications. The Cooper Union Library keeps archival copies of instititional publcations. You may also contact the Office of Public Affairs for information about institutional publications.

  • 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.