Cooper Union, April 25, 2012. Photos by Tim Schreier.
As previously noted, there was a protest at Cooper Union yesterday, after it was announced that the school will begin charging graduate students tuition. 23-year old Jesse Kreuzer climbed on top of the Peter Cooper Monument on East 7th Street, and remained there for 40 minutes before police pulled him down. Kreuzer was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespassing and obstructing governmental administration.
On Friday, New Yorkers will pause to remember the 146 people who perished in the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village 100 years ago. But commemorations have actually been taking place for several days. On Sunday, the Henry Street Settlement held a tea and reception in memory of the fire victims — and to reflect on the changes that have occurred in the labor movement during the past century.