By Karina | December 12, 2011
Hi there gang,
It’s been a whole week! You know, since Jenn and I started this website on June 23 2007, we have put up content almost every day. (HOLY CATS, this is post number 1,598.) So this radio silence thing was kind of unusual.
The thing is – I got busy. CRAZY busy. The college I attended – Cooper Union – has a financial crisis. To make a long story short, Cooper Union has traditionally been a free school – full scholarship for everyone admitted. And now the Administration is talking about changing that – and I’m trying as hard as I can to stay engaged, work with alumni, and doing my best to keep Cooper Union free and wild. I helped organize a Community Summit which took place last week, and then after that I had to catch up on my sleep – all while managing my day job and family lives.
(I was at a holiday part this weekend in Pittsburgh and my friends were asking what’s new with me… and I kept starting to tell them, and then saying – “you know? it’s kind of boring.” They’re sweet and asked for more details, but it’s hard to explain.)
It’s been tremendously busy. But as I wrote in my reactions to the summit, “I feel more than ever that the Cooper Union community is a reflection of Peter Cooper himself – the idealism, the creativity, the force of vision and the ability to see through ideas to the very end – we have embodied that through our own strengths and through the strength of education we received at Cooper Union.” And as Peter Cooper (the Founder of Cooper Union) said – “I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.”
So, friends, I’m still here, and I’m still making tiny choices. I’m sorry I’ve been away! I’ll be right back to write about them, most certainly. Please bear with me as I try to effect some change in this other important corner of my life.
So, um, are y’all still doing ok? Any news?
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