Welcome from the Dean of Students - June 11, 2020
Welcome to the Cooper Union Family!
Congratulations on your acceptance into The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art! On behalf of the staff in the division of Student Affairs, I am pleased to welcome you to the Cooper Union community.
It has been a difficult start to 2020, and you have persevered despite a disrupted school year and the worry and loss brought on by a global pandemic. At the same time, we are in the midst of an overdue reckoning for our nation, and your generation is demanding change, rightly calling for an end to anti-Black racism. At The Cooper Union, we believe this kind of change begins at home, and as a result, we, too, as individuals and an institution are engaging in reflection and dialogue at every level to pursue actionable, meaningful, sustainable change toward a truly equitable, just community.
We have created a page on our website where we are posting a variety of resources and information. This will also be a space where updates on campus conversations will be shared. As the newest members of our community, I hope you’ll participate in these discussions and join us as we work together.
We also currently have two student groups, the Cooper Climate Coalition and the Black Student Union, that are very active on campus engaging directly in this work and helping to foster dialogues. If you’re interested in getting involved with these student organizations now, please connect with them directly. You can contact the Cooper Climate Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org The Black Student Union uses their Instagram account, cooperunion.bsu, to post events and information, so please connect with them there.
For so many reasons, we can’t wait to welcome you to Cooper Square. Our goal is to be able to announce our plan for the fall semester in the next few weeks as we are finalizing a model that can be responsive to changing public health conditions in New York City, if needed. In advance of that announcement, I want to provide you with some brief reminders and updates specific to Student Affairs.
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I also hope you are proud of your accomplishments and inspired by all that is ahead of you.