Doing Good

Cooper Union

“Currently the cost of the three academic programs exceeds 40 million dollars a year,
and is increasing every year.”

Bob Hawks
Vice President of Finance, Cooper Union

Bob Hawks explains how Cooper Union has managed to remain free.

Cooper Union today and in the past

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“...the strongest legacy is the idea of civic stewardship. The idea that if you make money in a community, or a country, that you have an obligation to give something back to the community And that’s a theme that runs through American history. But I don’t think it had really reached its fullest realization, aside from Franklin, until Peter Cooper came along.”

Kathleen McCarthy
Director, Center of Philanthropy & Civil Society, CUNY

* Thumbnail to enter page and all photos: Courtesy of The Cooper Union Library Archives