Students occupy, see red after Cooper ends free tuition

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

In protest of The Cooper Union’s recent announcement that it would start charging incoming undergraduates a 50 percent tuition — ending a 100-year tradition of free education — about 50 students occupied President Jamshed Bharucha’s office in the Foundation Building last Wed., May 8. On the evening of May 9, students rallied outside the Foundation Building’s entrance on E. Seventh St. At one point, everyone stood back from the building in anticipation of the students inside turning Bharucha’s office red, then let out a cheer as the windows turned crimson. As of press time on Wed., May 15, student protesters were still camped out in Bharucha’s office, though the president had met with them earlier in the week one day for nearly two hours.

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Photos by Jefferson Siegel

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

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