Cooper Union Day of Action: Students Lock Themselves Inside Foundation Building

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm by

Twelve Cooper Unionstudents have locked themselves into the “Peter Cooper Suite” on the top floor of the facility’s historic Foundation Building. The action is a response to the “lack of transparency and accountability that has plagued this institution.” More specifically, they’re taking issue with the controversial move toward charging tuition.

Students will reportedly hold the space until three demands are met:

  1. The administration must publicly affirm the committment to free education.
  2. The board of trustees must immediately implement structural changes with the goal of creating open flows of information and democratic decision-making structures.
  3. President Bharucha steps down.

Photos also show that students are occupying the clock room.

[Photo: Andy Newman]

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    time is at hand for widespread involvement! hope the movement rapidly grows to include most of the cooper union students. don’t allow yourselves to be trod upon by an arrogant, non-transparent administration!!!