Cord Jefferson · 01/10/14 08:53PM

After a budget battle that raged throughout 2013, Cooper Union's board of trustees voted today to end the college's 155-year-old practice of allowing every student free tuition. "[T]uition remains the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future," wrote board chair Richard Lincer in a statement.

New York Colleges Trying to Shut Down Free Speech

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/11/13 12:05PM

Two New York City colleges known for their vibrantly opinionated and expressive student bodies are trying to cut back on vibrant expressions of opinion by their student bodies, reports the New York Times.

Cooper Union Might Not Be Free Anymore

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/17/13 11:40AM

Tuition-free arts school Cooper Union, whose new academic building peeks out of Cooper Square like a beautiful, serene spaceship, will most likely start charging students tuition to make up for a shortfall of about $12 million each year. The school began charging tuition for graduate students last year, a decision that was met with student protests, including a group of students who barricaded themselves inside of the iconic original Cooper Union building.