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Cooper Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, commonly known as Cooper Union or The Cooper Union and informally referred to, especially during the 19th century, as "the Cooper Institute", is a privately funded college located in Cooper Square in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Inspired in 1830 when Peter Cooper learned about the government-supported École Polytechnique in France, Cooper Union was established in 1859. The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on founder Peter Cooper's fundamental belief that an education "equal to the best technology schools [then] established" should be accessible to those who qualify, independent of their race, religion, sex, wealth or social status, and should be "open and free to all". The Cooper Union originally granted each admitted student a full-tuition scholarship. Wikipedia*

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The Cooper Union has 27 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1993, Budget Reconciliation Legislation. The year with the most videos was 2005 with five videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2018 with an average of 3,748 views per program. Most appearances with Harold Holzer (4), Mario M. Cuomo (3), George Campbell (3). Most common tags: Lincoln, Abraham, U.S. Economy, African Americans.

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