Cooper Union students for preserving free tuition have launched "On the Table: An Exhibition for Free Education." It opened last night and remains open to the public until Friday. Reader EmG was there and sends in photos and details.
"There were lots of pics of the board members with the names of corporations they're involved with... They had a cool timeline of Cooper Union's role in development in the East Vill and how it corresponded to the national increase in student loan debt... and a video of Hitler and his Nazis talking in subtitles about paying tuition at Cooper Union."
Student artists have created posters that convey a generally unfavorable view of Cooper's financial dealings. One says "FUCKINTUITION" and another shows Peter Cooper sitting on a table with a $38,000 price tag attached to him--the caption reads, "Pay up sucka!"
$38,000 is, perhaps, the tuition fee being considered.
Another poster plays on the "green" nature of the new engineering building--here built of 100-dollar bills--and its position as a supposed structure of worship to be hailed. The poster may be implying that this building was a flagrant waste of money.
"...and they have a giant blow-up rat outside."
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The Cooper Union Task Force
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