Classes will begin on time and administrative offices will open on time on Monday, March 2. We will continue to monitor the weather and its potential impact on the safety of our faculty, staff and students and will update the community as needed. Please use your best judgment, based on your own circumstances, in deciding whether you can travel safely to campus.


Harold Ramdass

Writing Associate and Adjunct Instructor

Harold N. Ramdass earned his B.A. from Baruch College, CUNY, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His doctoral work explores the conflict between classical and Christian attitudes in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Current research interests include history and memory in Shakespeare, and problems of sexuality and gender difference in Milton's Paradise Lost. In addition to his role as a writing associate, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Humanities, Cooper Union.

  • 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.