Students Take Over President's Office at Cooper Union
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- UC Davis pepper spray report faults administrators, police
- Cooper Union will charge for some programs so three undergraduate programs can remain free
- Cooper Union trustees reject last-ditch plan to keep college free
- A Violent Shift
Students at Cooper Union took over the office of President Jamshed Bharucha on Wednesday, while he was not there. Students say that they are angry not only at the move to start charging tuition, but their sense that they have been left out of decision-making at the university. A spokeswoman for Cooper Union said that the protest was "a peaceful non-violent action and we continue discussions with students."
Here is a video made by students in the protest outlining their views:
The students are also documenting the protest on Twitter.