Free Education Wins As Cooper Union Occupation Ends

Sam Seder reports that students at Cooper Union in New York City left the college president's office Friday after a two-month occupation protesting the end of school-wide full-tuition scholarships.

Sam Seder reports that students at Cooper Union in New York City left the college president's office Friday after a two-month occupation protesting the end of school-wide full-tuition scholarships.

"After 65 days of occupying, and in reaching an agreement that will afford the community a real say in the future of free education at Cooper Union, we've moved on out of the president's office and on to our next steps," according to an email announcement from the group.

The protest was the second time in less than a year that Cooper Union students occupied a portion of the school's Foundation Building in Manhattan.

However, unlike the students' earlier protests, the Cooper administration agreed to negotiate with the students this time around, as it became clear they were not planning to vacate the office any time soon.

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