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.
At the Cooper Union, physics professor Robert Uglesich and some very smart high schoolers are spending their summer on a variety of projects.
The board agreed to put a 3 to 5.75 percent increase on one-year leases and a 6 to 9 percent spike on two-year leases up for a vote on June 27.
The first of the five hearings regarding proposed fare hikes began Monday night at the Cooper Union Great Hall on 7th Street.
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