This morning, Cooper Union students, beyond frustrated with the administration’s direction for the college and in solidarity with The Students for a Free Cooper Union, entered a closed board meeting.
While over sixty students gathered outside the boardroom chanting “Jamshed step down!”; “We are Cooper Union, who are you?”; and “We are the occupation!”, three students entered the meeting. Two students took over the center of the room, crying and expressing their fears of the future Cooper Union.
Another student blocked the door, refusing to let the Trustees escape student voices once more. While inside, one of the three replaced Jamshed Bharucha’s portrait with Peter Cooper’s portrait on the boardroom walls. The same student then took a seat with the Trustees and took notes that were made publicly available on Google Documents. At the same time, the meeting and student gathering outside was livestreamed to an online public audience. These publicized board resources are available below.
Student Initiated Board Meeting Resources