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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Ohio State football target Ernest Cooper, 2022 DE, values education over just a ‘crazy good’ program: Buckeyes Recruiting Roundup

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Defensive lineman Ernest Cooper of Martin High School in Arlington, Texas can be described as a ‘go-getter’, ‘hard-worker’, and ‘all-around guy’ with over 20 offers to prove it, including Ohio State football.

Yet, a big factor in his decision will not be the success of the football program, but the opportunities and academics the university will provide.

“(My parents) told me to take my time,” Cooper told cleveland.com’s Kayla Harvey. “They’re not going to influence it at all, it’s going to be my decision and one of the most selfish decisions you can make in life because it’s going to be about you and your next four years.”

Cooper was offered by defensive line coach Larry Johnson during a phone call in May. With coaches able to contact recruits directly starting on Sept. 1, daily conversations between the two has become a priority.

“Like it is with

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