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science reaches new heights, p. 13 Volume 83, Number 2 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 June 13 - 19, 2013 A dozen occupiers still hold Cooper president’s office By JeFFerson sieGel Just before lunchtime on May 8, several dozen students made their way to the office of Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha in what they described as a “nonviolent direct action.” They came to deliver a statement of “no confidence,” with plans to occupy the office until Bharucha resigned. Their dramatic action was spurred by The Cooper Good, good, good gyrations Photo by Tequila Minsky On a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon, a human gyroscope — call him “Gyro Man” — whirled and wheeled around in Washington Square Park, and collected a few bucks, too. Committee gives green light for a Wash. Sq. conservancy By Terese loeB KreUZer A large room at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on W. 13th St. was packed on the evening of June 5 by people who wanted to weigh in with Community Board 2’s Parks Committee on a newly formed, nonprofit organization called the Washington Square Park Conservancy. The conservancy was the brainchild of four Greenwich Village women who said they were “passionate” about Washington CATS For MAYOR Square Park and wanted to help make it safer and more beautiful. When they banded together to form the Washington Square Park Conservancy Continued on page 11 Union’s plan to begin charging tuition, up to $19,000 a year, in 2014. Last Tuesday afternoon a dozen current students and recent graduates sat quietly around a table in Bharucha’s office. The occupiers, many who have been in the seventhfloor aerie for five weeks, sat calmly, working on their computers. Continued on page 23 Garden revokes his membership again, throws away the key By linColn anderson Accusing him of “creating a hostile environment” at Dias y Flores, the E. 13th St. garden’s board members last week voted unanimously to revoke the membership of embattled member Jeff Wright. Another gardener, Debra Jenks, an ally of Wright’s, also had her membership revoked. The board sent them letters Saturday night informing them their memberships were ended. The garden’s board had also revoked Wright’s membership a little more than a month ago, but the action was rescinded on May 5 by Roland Chouloute, GreenThumb’s deputy director, after Chouloute led a tense arbitration meeting at the garden. However, Claude T. Kilgore, a board member, said the latest revocation was based on “a number of destructive activities Continued on page 5 JOHN CATSIMATIDIS FOR MAYOR A New Yorker for all New Yorkers Paid for by Catsimatidis 2013 5 15 C A N A L STREET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU NITY M ED IA , LLC

June 13, 2013 The Villager

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