NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A storied New York college is facing off in court with students and faculty who want to stop it from charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in over a century.
Lawyers for the students and professors were facing off against attorneys for Cooper Union‘s trustees at a hearing as the school prepares to start collecting tuition for this fall’s term. Bills already have been sent.
“The most fundamental change in the history of Cooper Union is being undertaken,” said Richard Emery, a lawyer for the students and faculty members.
“We need to investigate these poor financial decisions and uncontrolled spending and demand accountability,” Adrian Jovanovic, a Cooper Union alumnus, told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.