Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cooper Union Upheaval

Inside Higher Ed 
June 11th, 2015

It was a matter of hours from when the resignations of five Cooper Union trustees rolled in until their names were erased from the college’s website.
And it was a day later that the President Jamshed Bharucha announced he too would resign, more than a year before his employment contract expires.
Yet the upheaval that led to the acrimonious departures has been years in the making.
Recent controversial decisions -- including the board's announcement last year that Cooper Union would abandon its tuition-free model -- and the dismissal of Bharucha, who is deeply unpopular with many student and alumni groups and the New York State attorney general, have led to contention and unrest at the New York City college, especially among the leadership ranks.

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