The Committee to Save Cooper Union is pursuing legal action as a last resort after Cooper Union’s Board of Trustees and administration proceeded with their plans to abolish a 150 year tradition of free tuition enshrined in the Charter of the school, refusing alternatives that would preserve free tuition.

A Working Group of faculty, students and alumni elected by their respective constituencies as well as administration representatives and pro-free-tuition Trustees, developed a viable plan for preserving a free tuition Cooper Union. The plan was supported by the Faculty Union, the Alumni Association and students. However, the President and a majority of the Board refused to accept this plan and chose to continue on their disastrous path to ‘reinvent’ the school and charge tuition.

Free Cooper Union’s disOrientation reader is a good resource for anyone with an interest in better understanding and supporting the efforts of everyone involved in saving Cooper Union.