After 65 days, the Cooper Union students holed up in President Jamshed Bharucha's office ended their occupation last Friday. Student organizers announced the decision to vacate via Twitter midday Monday.
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At night, you can see it clearly--the corner windows of the Cooper Union's seventh floor, flooded in red light. It's a signal from the students who have been occupying the president's office for two weeks. They're there because they've lost faith in university leadership that voted to start charging ... More >>
This post is being updated as the story develops. See most recent updates at the bottom. A little before 11 a.m., more than 50 students took over Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha's office on the seventh floor of the school. Students say they're holding a vote of no confidence in Bharucha's l ... More >>
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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 >>
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