In Memoriam

Marianne Gjersvik A'51

Marianne Gjersvik A'51 passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022. To read her obituary, please click here.

Bob Scudellari A'55

Graphic designer Robert (Bob) Donald Scudellari A'55 died on June 3, 2022, after a prolonged illness. Scudellari was best known in the design community for the bold typographic book jackets he produced during his 26-year tenure as Vice President and Corporate Art Director at Random House during the 70’s and 80’s. His design work for important authors such as Toni Morrison, John Cheever, and the Modern Library series was rooted in a passion for typography and calligraphy.

Ed Feiner AR'69

Ed Feiner AR'69 passed away of brain cancer on July 1, 2022 at age 75. To read a tribute to him in Architectural Record, please click here.

Richard E. Kennedy A'62

Richard E. Kennedy A'62 of Madison, beloved husband of 62 years to Marilyn Joan Kennedy, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022. To read his obituary, please click here.

  • 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.