Via @bldgblog: Kevin Slavin writes... (w/ emphasis added)
The former president and current trustees have imperiled the future of the only tuition-free undergraduate degree in the United States, and unless someone has an idea for how to make up $16MM a year, it ends soon, quietly, after 150 years.
No one will ever know the names of the trustees who “invested” over $170MM on a new building that no one wanted. Generating over $10MM in annual interest payments alone on an operating budget that used to be $40MM.
All for a building that will soon be populated like all the other buildings in Manhattan: a bunch of people born wealthy, unaware that where they are sitting was ever any different.
And: "Cooper wouldn't even be Cooper anymore." More to be found on Google News, etc...
(photo taken by me)
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