We have determined that the Cooper Union's academic buildings are safe to open this morning, March 27. We are now exchanging fresh air in the buildings to address a residual odor of smoke. We will delay opening until 10 a.m. Any classes scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. and go beyond 10 a.m. should plan to meet in their regularly assigned classrooms at 10 a.m.
Pam Newton has a Master’s degree in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She has been a high school and college English teacher for several years, including teaching in the Humanities program at The Cooper Union. She currently teaches academic writing at Yale. Pam also writes for magazines as an art/culture journalist. Past publications include The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Brooklyn Rail, and The New York Sun. Ongoing projects including writing theater reviews for Time Out New York, book reviews for O the Oprah Magazine, and blogging for the Huffington Post. She also wrote one of the monologues in Nora Ephron’s play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
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.