The CUAA Alumni Council held an emergency closed meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014. Many past presidents and alumni trustees were in attendance. After 3 hours of discussion and debate, we passed the following two motions:
The Cooper Union Alumni Association resolves that The Cooper Union Board of Trustees affirm in a public statement that, “In recognition that the tuition-free model at Cooper Union has long been one of the institution’s defining characteristics; and inasmuch as it has also been of significant importance to the institution’s status as a premier educational institution, to the institution’s success in attracting excellent students, to the institution’s mission of preserving a meritocracy, and to past fundraising efforts; therefore, The Cooper Union Board of Trustees affirms its commitment to working toward a restoration of the full scholarship for all students, no matter how long that may take.”
Passed with 22 Yeas: Bertotti, Greenstein, Ross, Cusack, Lyne, Matz, Smolar, Agneta, Diente, Iyer, Wayne, Tipton, Leeper, Cetera, Tan, Nichols, Cafiero, Low, Falci, Alspector, Bee, Selinger, and 4 abstentions: Mokuvos, Borkowsky, Clarke, Roswell
The Cooper Union Alumni Association resolves that The Cooper Union Board of Trustees partner with The Cooper Union Alumni Association, and the rest of the Cooper community, in determining the Mission of the Cooper Union.
Passed with no objections or abstentions.