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.
Tenants erupted in protest, but some landlords were also unhappy Monday night, when the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted against a rent freeze for tenants who live in stabilized apartments.
The suit alleges the trustees built an extravagant new academic building that the institution couldn’t afford and squandered the school’s endowment.
A Cooper Union art student has proven that no obstacle is too great to overcome.
Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.
The St. Mark’s Bookshop in the East Village has announced plans for a fundraiser for a move to a cheaper space a few blocks east, according to a published report.
The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted rent can go up 4 percent on one-year leases and 7.75 percent on two-year leases on rent-stabilized apartments.
The decision to begin charging tuition for the first time in the history of Cooper Union prompted students to stage a sit-in at the school president’s office, according to a published report.
In a letter posted on Cooper Union’s website, the board said it voted last week to only offer a 50 percent scholarship for undergraduate students beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2014. The school currently offers all students a full scholarship.
Months after Cooper Union students held a sit-in to protest a plan to end free tuition for graduate students, published reports said the school’s board is set to vote on a plan that could require tuition for all students.
Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.
Students who seized Cooper Union University’s clock tower on Monday afternoon said they won’t come out until their demands are met.
Recent passersby have noticed dents in the distinctive 41 Cooper Square building in the East Village, and a published report Monday said Superstorm Sandy was to blame.
The independent bookstore had planned to close its doors due to a rent hike by landlord, Cooper Union, but it received a reprieve after Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer intervened.
Cooper Union is considering charging undergraduate students tuition for the first time since its founding in 1859.