The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 18th, 2014
Advocates for the no-tuition policy established by Peter Cooper, founder
of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science, on Friday
asked a state judge in Manhattan to block the institution’s plan to
start charging tuition this fall, The New York Times reported. The Committee to Save Cooper Union says the policy was part of the trust the founder established in 1859 and
requires court approval to be changed. Lawyers for the trust say that
it requires the college only to offer free night classes.