Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.


1931-1940

1933
Total Giving $252
Class Participation 6%

Albert Nerken *  30

1934
Total Giving $1,310
Class Participation 14%

Anthony De Biase  31
Samuel Kaplan  30
Harold Prucha *  24

1936
Total Giving $4,535
Class Participation 35%

Irving Black  27
Edward Fischer  30
Louis Goldman  25
Edward Golub *  30
Diana Levy  19
Vincent Moore  29
Albert Teitler  26
Marjorie Wasserman  27

1937
Total Giving $2,635
Class Participation 11%

Marshall Anderson  31
Frank Kelemen *  30

1938
Total Giving $502
Class Participation 14%

Harold Dorfman *  18
Alexander Matiuk *  30

1939
Total Giving $7,504
Class Participation 35%

Saul Aronow  30
Josephine Burns *  12
Alfonse Capodieci  28
Frederick Gluck  31
Ruben Kazarian *  30
Ralph Koliner *  31
J. Howard Kutzelman  31
Gertrude Lang  30
Norma Nikolet *  30
Ruth Rankin  27
Mort Rubenstein *  29
Jacob Schiller, M.E.  28

1940
Total Giving $5,993
Class Participation 48%

Bernard Bayuk  31
Charles Cossey *  14
Morris Diener, D.M.D.  12
George Fox *  33
Joseph Friedman  26
Mishel Greenberg  29
John Hanft, Sr.  31
Edward Kalfaian *  29
Paul Kaufman  27
William Lawrence  20
Nathan Lee  30
Irving Machlin  16
Abraham Miller  29
Irving Neshin  30
Florence Otway  4
Julius Port  20
Herbert Schein  28
Nishan Tamezian *  30
Walter Vignini  22

  • 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.