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Cooper Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art known as Cooper Union or The Cooper Union and informally referred to during the 19th century, as'the Cooper Institute,' is a private college at Cooper Square on the border of 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 established" should be accessible to those who qualify, independent of their race, sex, wealth or social status, should be "open and free to all."Cooper envisioned his school replacing the declining master/apprentice system with a higher form of education suited to a new age. "Machinery has, in a great measure, driven out the old trades, the discipline of the old apprentice system has passed away.

Our youth in the industrial classes begin life under different auspices." The situation was dire for girls who had the advantage of apprenticeship and were exploited by their employers, for "young women of refinement and general culture" thrown upon their own resources by "the peculiar conditions and characteristics of American life." "All I want", Cooper was remembered saying, "is that these poor women shall earn decent and respectable livings, that they shall be kept from marrying bad husbands." True to his ideals, the institute's night school was open to boys and girls, in 1858, a year before the Cooper Union opened, the New York School of Design for Women was moved into the building. The Cooper Union offered free courses to its admitted students, when a four-year undergraduate program was established in 1902, the school granted each admitted student a full-tuition scholarship. Following its own financial crisis, the school decided to abandon this policy starting in the fall of 2014; each incoming student receives at least a half-tuition merit scholarship, with additional school financial support, provided on a sliding scale up to full tuition scholarships, based on financial needs.

A consent decree brokered by the New York Attorney General in New York Supreme Court, finalized in 2015, required the establishment of a Free Education Committee with the responsibility to present a strategic plan to allow the school to return to a sustainable tuition-free model. In March 2018, the board released their recommended plan to reinstate full-tuition scholarships only for undergraduates by the 2028–2029 academic year; the college is divided into three schools: the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, it offers undergraduate and master's degree programs in the fields of architecture, fine arts, engineering. It is a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. For 2020, Cooper Union was ranked number one in the Regional Colleges category and number one in "Best Value School" category by U. S. News & World Report. Following the resignation of Jamshed Bharucha in 2015, William Mea served as the college's Acting President until January 2017 when Laura Sparks became the 13th president.

Until 2014, Cooper Union was one of the few American institutions of higher learning to offer a full-tuition scholarship – valued at $150,000 as of 2012 – to every admitted student. Cooper Union has been one of the most selective colleges in the United States, with an acceptance rate, below 10% prior to 2014. In part due to its 9% acceptance rate for the 2010 Fall incoming class, Cooper Union was named by Newsweek as the "#1 Most Desirable Small School" and "#7 Most Desirable School" overall; the Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by American industrialist Peter Cooper, a prolific inventor, successful entrepreneur, one of the richest businessmen in the United States. Cooper was a workingman's son who had less than a year of formal schooling, yet became an industrialist and inventor. Cooper designed and built America's first steam railroad engine, made a fortune with a glue factory and iron foundry. After achieving wealth, he turned his entrepreneurial skills to successful ventures in real estate and railroads.

He was a principal investor and first president of the New York and London Telegraph Company, which laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable, once ran for President under the Greenback Party, becoming the oldest person nominated for the office. Cooper's dream was to give talented young people the one privilege he lacked: a good education from an institution, "open and free to all." He felt that this would make possible the development of talent that otherwise might have gone undiscovered. To achieve these goals, Cooper designated the bulk of his wealth in the form of real estate holdings, to the creation and funding of The Cooper Union, a tuition-free school with courses made available to any applicant. According to The New York Times in 1863, "Those only are supposed to pay anything who are abundantly able, or prefer to do so." Discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, or sex was expressly prohibited. People with limited funds could obtain tuition in studies and receive knowledge from branches of higher education where all were welcomed, free of charge, to the opportunities the institution grants.

It was rare that those of limited means, however eager they might be to ac

Runaway Daughters (1956 film)

Runaway Daughters is a 1956 film drama. It was loosely remade in 1994; the film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Shake and Rock. Audrey Barton is the teen daughter of irresponsible parents; when school classmate Tommy brings her home from a date, they spy on Ruth Barton, her mother, passionately kissing a neighbor. Audrey's girlfriends have troubled home lives, too. Mary Rubach has a strict father who doesn't approve of her boyfriend Bob being 20. Angie Forrest's mother is off honeymooning with a third husband. Angie is glad when her brother Tony pays a visit, bringing along Dixie Jackson. Tommy tattles at school about. Taunted by another girl at school, Audrey gets into a fight and is expelled, putting her graduation at risk. Ruth shows no concern whatsoever with her daughter's dilemma, telling her that finding a man is more important than getting an education anyway. George Barton displays little interest in his daughter's situation, either. Bob joins the Army and urges Mary to elope.

Angie's brother leaves for Los Angeles. When a birthday party for Audrey is spoiled by the grown-ups, spiking the punch with gin, Audrey's had enough, she takes her gift from her parents, a new convertible, picks up Mary and Angie and the three girls head for L. A. running away from home. Knowing the police will be looking for them, the girls ditch Audrey's car and steal one, they look up Dixie, who find the girls jobs in a seedy dance hall. A remorseful Ruth hires a private detective to find her daughter; the cops come looking, investigating the stolen car, which Angie speeds off in, right over a cliff, resulting in her death. Mary's dad relents. Audrey returns her mother promising that things there will be better. Marla English as Audrey Anna Sten as Ruth Lance Fuller as Tony Adele Jergens as Dixie Gloria Castillo as Angie John Litel as Mr. Barton Steve Terrell as Bob Mary Ellen Kay as Mary Frank Gorshin as Tommy The script was based on an incident that writer Lou Rusoff came across when he worked as a social worker.

Anna Sten came out of retirement to make the movie. Tom Conway was replaced by John Litel; the film was shot in nine days. Male lead Steve Terrell was signed to a long term contract by Arkoff for 15 films. List of American films of 1956 Runaway Daughters at TCMDB Runaway Daughters on IMDb

Rika Usami

Rika Usami is a Japanese practitioner in Shito-ryu Karate, best known for her victory at the 2012 World Karate Championships. Usami was born on February 1986 in Tokyo, Japan, she had said in an interview that she started karate when she was 10 years old by joining a Goju-ryu-style dojo located near her family’s house in Tokyo, after seeing a female fighter on television. Her older brother has been practicing karate to which he let Usami wear his karate gi on occasions, so that helped her a lot when she decided to start practicing Karate herself, her first karate tournament was. She didn't participate in big tournaments until at age 15, she first won a big tournament at 17 years old at the national high school championship. Interview with Rika Usami 2012 final championships video Rika Usami In the spotlight: Rika Usami - The Queen of Kata