W&J dedicates Cooper Hall in honor of alumnus, scientist, civil rights leader | Living

Washington & Jefferson College dedicated Cooper Hall, formerly Beau Hall, in honor of Dr. Walter Cooper, a noted research scientist, steward of education and advocate for civil rights during an Oct. 2 ceremony.

Cooper, who at 92 years old has remained active in the W&J community, was honored during a private ceremony held on the W&J campus with friends, family and students in attendance.

“It is indeed an honor (from) this college, which played such a major role in forming my philosophy of life and also provided me with an education that provided a foundation for not only a rewarding pursuit of science and technology, but also provided me with a great interest in the humankind and the problems which our nation faces, and especially [those] the minority of which I’m a part has faced,” Cooper said.

The former Beau Hall, which recently underwent a $1 million renovation, was chosen

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