News celebrated its second anniversary in January 2017, having received over 12,000 page views.

At the Cooper Union, an enhancement and consolidation of the CONNECT program, initiated in fall 2014, is now fully implemented. New workshops and seminars continue to be developed, incorporating approaches to communication from fields and activities as diverse as Alexander technique, classical music, interpretive writing, decision making, confidence building, EQ, social dance, and choreography.

A parallel process, in interaction with faculty, student organizations, the writing and career centers, and alumni, has been accomplished in the Professional Workshops and Seminars program of which CONNECT is a part.

A number of new projects are underway and expected to advance in 2017.