Fear not, NYU students! No longer will you have to log on to Seeking Arrangement in order to pay your student debt. In a memorandum sent on Thursday to the school’s entire staff, faculty, and student body, new university president Andrew Hamilton decided to address one of the issues that repeatedly causes NYU students to top the list of “Sugar Baby” schools: tuition and housing.
The Cooper Union students who’ve been fighting the advent of tuition — at one point camping out in president Jamshed Bharucha’s office and getting pizza deliveries by balloon — have been going hard lately. They’re just coming off of “Two Weeks of Leaks,” during which they attempted to discredit the school’s administration by posting internal documents such as, um, these instructions on how to toss to president’s salad. And now they’ve got another trick up their smocks: just like that other victim of Cooper Union’s financial woes, the St. Mark’s Bookshop, the students of the School of Architecture have launched an online crowdfunding campaign.