A Message of Gratitude -- November 25, 2021
Dear Cooper Union,
On this day of thanks, I want to share my heartfelt gratitude for you — faculty, staff, students, and friends — and for the home we have together here at The Cooper Union. It is because this community is made up of such enthusiastic and compassionate individuals that we are able to move forward, collectively, in our work and our educational mission. I am grateful to each of you for being uniquely creative, passionate people, and for all that you do to make Cooper an inspiring place.
This break offers us an important opportunity to slow down and take stock of what an extraordinary fall semester this has been. In spite of the challenges around us as we head into this holiday season, we have so much to give thanks for, including a successful, energetic return to campus life over these past few months, made possible by your hard work and care for one another. So, whether you are visiting loved ones for the first time in quite a while, sharing a meal with friends, or marking this day with time of self-reflection or new traditions, I hope you are finding time to rest, care for yourself, and celebrate the good things.
I wish you a joyful and safe Thanksgiving break.