Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Amid Tensions Over Tuition, 5 Cooper Union Trustees Resign in Protest

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 10th, 2015


Five trustees of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art resigned on Tuesday amid an investigation by the New York State attorney general into the college’s decision to start charging tuition, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Members who resigned from the 23-person board included Mark Epstein, a former board chairman, and Catharine Bond Hill, president of Vassar College. The five trustees were seen as allies of Cooper Union’s president, Jamshed Bharucha, whom the board has offered to fire in an effort to bring an end to the state’s investigation, which is being led by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

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