ICYMI: After Cooper Union president Jamshed Bharucha met students for a surprise discussion in his office earlier this week, on Wednesday morning Democracy Now! hosted a rare, moderated forum with Victoria Sobel, a Cooper Union student organizer, Mark Epstein, the chair of trustees, and Felix Salmon ... More >>
After nearly a week of avoiding confrontation with the group of Cooper Union students staging a sit-in in his office, last night president Jamshed Bharucha went up to the seventh floor to speak to them.
The conversation followed a forum in the school's Great Hall, during which Bharucha, an accompli ... More >>
It's not easy for an outsider to keep a low profile in a school of less than 1,000 students, but that's precisely what photographer C.S. Muncy did when he snuck up to the 7th floor of the Cooper Union to capture the occupation of the president's office. More than 50 students took over president Jams ... More >>
Students protesting the end of Cooper Union's free educational model are still using president Jamshed Bharucha's office as the base of operations they claimed Wednesday morning. On Wednesday night, roughly 50-60 students from at least five other New York schools rallied on the ground in Cooper Squa ... More >>
The hearts of the folks running Cooper Union seem to have turned rather cold lately.
President Jamshed Bharucha informed faculty members from the School of Art last Wednesday that all of the school's early-decision applicants would either be lumped in with the college's general admission pool or de ... More >>
Faculty from the School of Art at Cooper Union sent a letter to the school's dean Friday opposing proposals to implement tuition-based programs at the college.
The statement marks the latest development in the on-going fight to preserve the college's long-standing tradition of providing free tuiti ... More >>
By now you've heard about the student protests at 153-year-old, privately-funded Cooper Union, where 12 members of Students for a Free Cooper Union have barricaded themselves in the clock-tower demanding the resignation of school president Jamshed Bharucha, along with a public statement from the sch ... More >>
The Cooper Union students who commandeered the clock-tower at the school's Foundation building and coordinated yesterday's day of action in Cooper Square, did so to preserve free tuition for CU students, but also to protest rapidly rising college tuition costs at institutions everywhere.
"We're al ... More >>
After a months-long saga, struggling St. Mark's Bookshop has finally received a rent reduction from landlord Cooper Union (which has been having its own money problems). It's not the full $5,000 off that they wanted, but it's something: Cooper is reducing the rent from $20,000 a month to $17, ... More >>
This morning at the St. Mark's Bookshop, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Cooper Union president Jamshed Bharucha, and the owners of the store held a press conference on the subject of the store's recent rent agreement with Cooper. Some of the usual suspects in East Village politic ... More >>
Rebecca NathansonIn the wake of the news that their free university might begin charging tuition, more than 100 Cooper Union students left class this afternoon and took up residence in the middle of Cooper Square. The event, which organizers are hesitant to call a "walkout," currently consis ... More >>
Since 1902, Cooper Union has been free. Students don't pay tuition. The "free as air and water" ethos has been integral to the school's culture, but it could be changing. Faced with mounting debt, the school is considering a shift from free to...being like every other university in the countr ... More >>
St. Mark's Bookshop and the surrounding community have been campaigning for landlord Cooper Union to lower the store's rent from $20,000 to $15,000 a month. The Cooper Square Committee yesterday delivered to Cooper Union a petition that accrued nearly 44,000 signatures, but it wasn't enough: ... More >>
Jocelyn SilverCooper Union held an inauguration ceremony today at noon for new president Jamshed Bharucha. In keeping with the revolutionary trend sweeping NYC, the Cooper Square Community Development Committee and Businessmen's Association staged a rather low-key protest for the struggling S ... More >>