Cooper Union


Students, Faculty Protest Cooper Union's Decision to Charge Tuition

Friday, August 15, 2014


Students, faculty, and alumni are challenging the Cooper Union's decision to begin charging tuition to incoming freshmen.



Cooper Union Tuition Plan Gets Final Approval

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cooper Union will no longer be providing a free education. The school's 23-member board of trustees voted Friday to charge tuition to the incoming class for the first time in the school's more than hundred year history.

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Cooper Union Tries to Chill Out Students, Via New Rules

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

After a tumultuous year where students occupied the president's office for 65 days, Cooper Union is revising its student code of conduct. A draft of the proposal would define "disruption" and "obstruction" — and their negative consequences — for the first time. 

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Cooper Union Student Protests Spill into Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cooper Union's graduating class used Wednesday's ceremony to display their disapproval for the school's plan to begin charging tuition in 2014, for the first time in its history. Many students, including the student speaker, refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha when receiving their diplomas on stage.



Cooper Union to Send Out Tuition Bills in 2014

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the first time in more than a century, the Cooper Union will begin charging all its students tuition. Undergraduates will be expected to pay about $20,000, which is half the tuition to attend the college.

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Cooper Union to Remain Tuition-Free...For Now

Friday, March 08, 2013

Cooper Union's Board of Trustees has voted to keep its art, engineering, and architecture schools tuition-free for students entering this fall.



Cooper Union Art School Agrees to Explore Revenue Options

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The fate of Cooper Union's art school is apparently no longer in doubt.

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Cooper Union Students Protest Possible Tuition Fees

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Twelve students at The Cooper Union continue to barricade themselves in a studio room in the school’s Foundation Building with three demands of their administration, including the resignation of the school’s president, Jamshed Bharucha, and that the school remain tuition free.

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Cooper Union to Charge Grad Students Tuition

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For 110 years, Cooper Union has offered free education to all its students. That is going to change for the incoming class of graduate students next year when they will be charged tuition for the first time.

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Rent Reduction Allows St. Mark's Bookshop to Stay Open

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The financially struggling St. Mark's Bookshop in the East Village will stay open after its landlord, Cooper Union, agreed to reduce its rent by 12.5 percent and forgive $7,500 in back rent.



Success Academy Charter Battle, Take Two

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz is deep into another battle, this time in Brooklyn where she is trying to start one of her Success Academy charter schools in Cobble Hill. Some of the people at Public School 261 Philip Livingston in Brooklyn are planning an event in protest.

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Views on Art

Will Barnet

Tuesday, November 14, 1972

Host Ruth Bowman interviews artist Will Barnet.