The fight is on to keep Cooper Union tuition free as was the explicit understanding of its founder, Peter Cooper. Following in the time honored tradition of a student “take-over,” students at Cooper Union are fighting to maintain a historically tuition-free education at one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the country.
Founded in 1859, Cooper Union has three schools, Art, Architecture, and Engineering. Notable alumni of the Cooper Union School of Art incude Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Eva Hesse, Alex Katz, and Hans Haacke.
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2 responses to “FREE COOPER UNION: STUDENTS TAKE OVER PRESIDENT’S OFFICE”
Yes, it was meant to be free but the school doesn’t have the money any longer. What are they supposed to do? These “adults” are just entitled, spoiled brats. Who do they expect to pay for this? The taxpayers?
These students are hardly “brats.” Do some research. Why always turn on the ones least able to pay is the real question. Live up to the trust. Keep Cooper Union Free.