We made a quick stop by Cooper Union the other night to support the students currently occupying the President’s office! The protesting students believe that in saving a tuition-free Cooper, they’re saving an idea about what education should be in America, and who it should be available to — everyone. That’s why the students have set up camp in President Jamshed Bharucha’s office Occupy Wall Street-style, where they’re protesting what they call a trend of school boards being over-compensated, while knowing less and less about students. Cooper Union students want to keep the college tuition-free, and they say they’re not going anywhere until they’re assured it will stay that way.
photos by Kyle Depew