From the Art Student Council to The Cooper Union Community:
The Code of Conduct proposed by the Board of Trustees and upper administration which was released for periodic review on November 18th, 2013, to the Art school Administrative Chairs and their peers, stands as a major infraction upon student rights, fair judiciary practices, and the valued tradition of shared governance. The proposed Code of Conduct effectively disrupts environments conducive to academic endeavor, incites educational duress, oppresses student ambition, and invalidates the student commitment to a self-determined education. In effect the proposed Code of Conduct takes away integral functions of shared and student governance within the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
We the students in the School of Art, believe in and are committed to fostering the ideals of a self-determining governing process which encourages “good morals and good order throughout [our] connection with this institution”.
“You know what Mr. Bag? I will have a nice day! I’m gonna hang you in my kitchen! And fill you with other bags! YOU WILL EAT YOUR FAMILY!” - Liz Lemon