Letter from the Rock the Vote Chairwoman
As the Chair of the 2015 Cooper Union Alumni Association (CUAA) Election Committee, I’d like to tell you the “Five Things to Really Connect You to Cooper Union.”
#1 Vote in this Election. Help shape the future of our alumni organization. This year the CUAA’s communication with alumni through the Administration’s Office of Alumni Affairs was severed. Thanks to a few dedicated and resourceful Council members, we were able to build a new database, resume communications and launch this election. In the upcoming year, the CUAA will define its relationship with the Administration on this and other important issues. We need everyone’s vote as an example of the strength and commitment of the alumni community.
Note: To vote, you will need the ballot attached to the email from cooperalumni.org sent March 15. If you did not receive this email, or no longer have it, you can register at cooperalumni.org/vote. You can expect a ballot by email within a week, as this is a manual process. Ballots must be submitted by April 30, 11:59 PM PST.
#2 Carefully Select the Candidates Who Will Represent You. Learn about the candidates by reading their bios and statements online. Attend the Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, April 14 from 6 – 9 at Cooper Union or participate via teleconference [ed. note: watch the livestream from the event, archived here] . Attend Founder’s Day on Sunday, April 26 and chat with candidates. Note the differences in their beliefs and the manner in which they present themselves. Then select those whom you feel will best represent you and the 13,000-member alumni community.
#3 Answer the Referendum Questions. The CUAA wants your opinion on several key issues facing the Council. The ballot contains three referendum questions asking whether you support CUAA’s commitment to return to tuition-free, organization as 501(c)3 non-profit entity and inclusion of alumni-elected Trustees on the Board of Trustees. Your responses will help set the direction for the new Council.
#4 Stay Connected with Fellow Alumni by Participating in CUAA Events. Throughout the year, the CUAA holds professional development, networking and social events to maintain close relationships between alumni and the school. Come to our next big event, the Founder’s Day Block Party at Cooper Square on April 26; meet informally with candidates, visit with old friends, and make new ones.
#5 Support CUAA by Volunteering or by Donating. The CUAA is seeking alumni volunteers to plan and organize new and existing events, or make a donation to CUAA to fund an event. Find out how by emailing email@example.com.
If you really want to connect to Cooper Union, help the CUAA Rock the Vote in 2015.
With my sincere appreciation,
Kay Nordstrom, ME ‘77
Chair 2015 Election Committee
COOPER UNION ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS
All approved meeting minutes, council agendas and highlights, statements, resolutions, and motions are compiled here. Please note – this is a work in progress! We will update it as quickly as we can.
Meet the Candidates Videos
The Meet the Candidate Night was held in the Rose Auditorium. Approximately 30 people were present in the live audience. 25 others attended via the Livestream – the largest remote turnout yet for a Council event.
Alumni Trustee Kevin Slavin A’95
Comment and opinion on recent events around Cooper Union, summarized here.
Letter from CUAA President John Leeper AR’85
A letter from CUAA President John Leeper regarding the importance of this year’s election for Alumni representatives was published via our mailing list on March 4, 2015.
Voting began on March 15 via email to all registered alumni. If you are not registered, please sign up here! Please review Candidate Biographies here. For a summary of Meet the Candidates, click here.We are summarizing social media posts related to election, candidate statements, and endorsements here.
FOUNDER’S DAY 2015 is April 26th
Congratulations to our Alumni Awardees!
|Sunday April 26 – Founder’s Day 2015, Save the Date! Calling all Volunteers! We organizing attendee tents and activities, and more. Next planning meeting is on April 20th @ 7pm. Please volunteer and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Support Founder’s Day | Newsletter Highlights from Founder’s Day 2014 | FD 2014 Website
|Prior awardees: Alumni Hall of Fame | The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award | The John Q. Hejduk Award | The Gano Dunn Award | The Peter Cooper Public Service Award
Alumni Profile for Hall of Fame Member, Remy Charlip, A’49
Remy Charlip, Art 1949, was an artist, dancer and theater director. He was a member of Merce Cunningham’s company for eleven years. He was a founder of the Paper Bag Players, a theater for children, and designed costumes, sets, posters, textiles and book-jackets.
Alumni Profile for Hall of Fame Member, George A Fox, CE’50
In 1974, George Fox became the first Alumni Trustee on the Cooper Union Board of Trustees. George served as Chairman of the Cooper Union Board of Trustees from 1987-1995. Fox was awarded several prizes for engineering, including the Roebling Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1988.
Tom received a Cooper Union Presidential Citation in 2008 and was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009. He has a show at Pace Gallery on 510 West 25th Street in New York City. The show continues through April 25.
Join fellow alumni for a day at the CIA in New Hyde Park. We will see Lou Dorfsman’s incredible Wall and enjoy a fabulous lunch at the CIA on the Hudson.
We will have a 3-course lunch at the Bocuse Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America followed by a visit to the newly installed wall created by Lou Dorfsman, Herb Lubalin, Nick Fasciano and other Cooper designers. Nick and Alex Tochilovsky of the Lubalin Center will give a talk about the creation and salvation of the wall.
The CIA can be reached by car or the MetroNorth to the Poughkeepsie stop where taxi’s are available for the short 10 minute ride to the CIA.
Please RSVP by April 15
Contact or more information: Alexis Lenza 917-992-5007 or Don Blauweiss 914-779-6846 don@ blauweissadvertising.com
Provide payment for the cost of the luncheon via PayPal to email@example.com.
Call for Alumni Events:
Any alumni wanting to announce their existing event or host a new event please email the Events Committee: CUAA.Popups@gmail.com
The Cooper Community:
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Founder’s Day 2015 – April 26, 2015
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