Historic petition to unionize in architecture hits snag on eve of vote by NY firm, but Architectural Workers United isn't done with sector organizing, says Architectural Record, ENR sister publication.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the prestigious art, architecture and engineering college, will end its long history of free tuition, starting with the 2014 freshman class, the Manhattan-based school said on April 26. To keep the college from closing one or more of its three schools, incoming students will cover 50% of tuition. Current students and those entering this fall will be exempt; last year, graduate students began paying tuition.The college faces a $12-million annual deficit, even after leasing a former engineering-building site for a mixed-use tower, now nearly complete. Previously, scholarships covered tuition costs.“The