Cooper Union

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New York State’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is investigating the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (CU), the Manhattan university that recently began charging students tuition after more than 150 years of operating as a full-scholarship school.

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We’re at Cooper Union today to liveblog the ‘The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism’ event.

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Dismantling the Higher Ed Swindle

by Julia Friedman on November 17, 2014

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Last week, Pioneer Works hosted a film screening of documentarian Andrew Rossi’s Ivory Tower followed by a panel discussion about the increasing cost, complex ideological underpinnings, and social dynamics of higher education in the United States.

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Post image for Corcoran Group Mounts Legal Challenge to National Gallery Deal

Several concerned parties, including the Save the Corcoran advocacy group, have filed legal briefs seeking to block the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s planned integration with the National Gallery, Washington City Paper reported.

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Post image for Alumni and Students File Suit Against Cooper Union Over “Mismanaged” Endowment

Five alumni and admitted students have filed suit against Cooper Union’s board of trustees, alleging that their behavior leading up to the historic end of free tuition violated duties prescribed by the school’s charter, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Post image for Method Man? Notes on Shigeru Ban’s Pritzker Prize

Earlier today, the Pritzker Foundation named Shigeru Ban as its 2014 Laureate. Focusing on his work in disaster relief, the nine-person jury praised his interventions in places such as Rwanda, Haiti, India, China, Italy, and his home country of Japan — Ban is the third Japanese architect in the past five years to win the award.

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Post image for Fighting for the Future of St. Mark’s Bookshop

“There are too many good bookstores in Brooklyn,” Bob Contant said. Contant is one of two co-owners of St. Mark’s Bookshop, the embattled last independent bookstore standing in the East Village. He was explaining to me why he wouldn’t consider a move to what’s generally deemed New York’s most literary borough.

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Post image for In Historic Vote, Cooper Union Board Ratifies Tuition for 2014

In an email to the Cooper Union community sent a little after 8pm EST, board of trustees chairman Richard S. Lincer conceded that “tuition remains the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.”

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Post image for Free Cooper Union Leaks “Board Presentation” Suggesting Art Dept Is in Trouble

Free Cooper Union has released the first installment of what they allege will be a two-week long period marked by the daily publication of “anonymously leaked confidential documents” from the university’s administration.

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Post image for Cooper Union Board Suspends Student Trustee Elections

In an announcement made through Cooper Union’s Office of Student Affairs yesterday, the university’s trustees canceled the upcoming elections for a student trusteeship previously ratified at their September board meeting.

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