Students from Cooper Union had been occupying President Jamshed Bhraucha’s office all day in protest of the administration’s plan to begin charging tuition. This was the scene inside during the excitement of a 6pm rally in Cooper Square on Wednesday evening.
A longstanding Cooper Union faculty member voiced her support for Free Cooper Union.
A member of Free Cooper Union addressed the crowd in Cooper Square on Wednesday evening. Students are upset about the lack of transparency and input from students and faculty regarding Cooper Union’s finances. Due to millions of dollars in budget deficits, Cooper Union plans to start charging tuition for the first time in its history.
In addition to the black banners flying from Cooper Union’s top floor, the large windows along Lafayette street were painted in support of Free Cooper Union.