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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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