Watch Cooper Union Students Occupy Cooper Union, Again

May 8, 2013 | 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 students’ sit-in here or in the player above.

The group has posted a statement of purpose on its website:

This is a non-violent direct action, you are not being held in this room, you are free to exit when you please. Jamshed Bharucha, we are here today to deliver you a statement of No Confidence from the School of Art, we no longer recognize your presidency at Cooper as legitimate and in so doing we commit to re-claim this office in the interim until a suitable administrative alternative is secured.