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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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. Cooper wished to make education accesible to people of all races, genders, and religions, and to build a forum - the Great Hall - where public discourse could find a home.

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