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06.12.15 Liam Mathews

On Saturday, the prototype of the Cooper Lumen, a solar-powered wi-fi hotspot and mobile device charging station, will be set up for public demonstration on the corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark’s Place as part of the the Cooper Square Committee’s Second Ave. Festival, the Villager reports. The Cooper Lumen was devised by Paul […]

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10.14.13 Andy Cush

The tradition of vandalizing Banksy’s art quickly after it goes up continues and the street piece he revealed on Saturday, depicting a forlorn-looking priest, has already been modified. The work, dubbed “ […]

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05.15.13 Marina Galperina

“Soon enough I won’t have to deal with any of you fuckers,” quoth President of the Cooper Union Jamshed Bharucha on the fake CooperUnion.Biz website. The rest is an Onion-esque spectacle echoing the students’ dismay that for the first time in 154 years, Cooper Union plans to charge tuition. It just really needs updates. At this point in the conflict, […]

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05.08.13 Andy Cush

Echoing their occupation of Cooper Union’s Foundation Building late last year, a group of students is currently staging a sit-in inside the office of  school president Jamshed Bharucha. Last month, the college announced it would begin charging tuition for undergraduate students in 2014, ending a century-long tradition of free education. Watch a live-stream of the […]

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12.10.12 Andy Cush

The eleven occupiers (and one reporter) of Students for a Free Cooper Union emerged today, seven days after they barricaded themselves into an eighth-floor room in the school’s Foundation Building. The students apparently left of their own volition, stating that they “feel empowered” to meet their list of demands themselves. Upon entering the space last […]

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12.05.12 Andy Cush

Since Monday, eleven students have been barricaded inside an eighth floor room at Cooper Union, a historically free college, to protest a decision that might impose tuition charges on undergraduate students for the first time in the institution’s 110-year history. And they haven’t been alone: on the ground, a much larger group has been demonstrating […]

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12.04.12 Andy Cush

Yesterday, a group of Cooper Union students barricaded themselves inside the school’s Foundation Building to protest a plan that would enact tuition for undergraduate students at the historically free school. Though ANIMAL wasn’t able to actually get inside the occupied room, we did the next best thing: heading up to the building’s roof to speak […]

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12.03.12 Andy Cush

ANIMAL headed to Cooper Union today to speak with some of the students currently protesting there, including a member of the group barricaded inside a room on the eighth floor of the school’s Foundation Building. The art-focused college has been completely free to students for its entire 110-year history, but with the recent enactment of […]

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Bucky Turco

As of noon today, about a dozen (or less) Cooper Union students have barricaded themselves inside a building on the school’s campus to protest a plan to charge tuition for the first time ever. Historically, attendees have been granted a full scholarship, however, that 110-year tradition could be in jeopardy should the storied institution adopt […]

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04.26.12 Marina Galperina

Cooper Union hinted awhile ago that they might start charging tuition for its historically free education, putting a damper on many a young high schooler with glistening, art/design/architecture-related New York dreams. This week, the school officially announced that graduate students have to pay the $37,500 a year tuition in September 2013 on a “hybrid-model” — some do, […]

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