Wednesday June 19, 2019

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Stanford is Top Choice for New NY Applied Science Campus, Says NY Post

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In Mayor Bloomberg’s search to find a prestigious school to help drive NY as a prime location for new businesses in technology and innovation, he may have finally found a match. According to an opinon piece in the New York Post, though the recent bid to bring an applied science campus to the city drew proposals from schools such as Carnegie Mellon, Israel’s Technion, Cornell, NYU, and Columbia, the one that stands out is StanfordUniversity, which proposed building a high-tech campus on Roosevelt Island.

The Post argues that the school’s location in Silicon Valley, coupled with its long-standing prominence in being a top tier engineering school,  makes it the clear choice; not to mention its vast financial resources and its relationship with the many VC firms in its home area.

New York Post

  • James Neuhaus

    The best situation would be if Stanford and Cornell teamed up: think of the engineering capacity and fundraising.  Sure, it would be Stanford-Cornell-Technion but that sounds pretty good, actually.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent idea.  Or if space is a problem, why not give one of them space on Governor’s Island?  It’s not as if anybody is planning to use it for housing (commuting from the island being a problem) or a shopping mall.  But it would make a fantastic university campus.

      And it wouldn’t be the first time Cornell and Stanford have collaborated.  Stanford was founded on academic reform principles that Cornell famously introduced.  Stanford’s founding president was a Cornellian, and 7 of the founding 15 Stanford faculty members were from Cornell.  The Stanfords, husband and wife, tried to recruit Cornell’s founding president Andrew Dickson White, by then a diplomat, to be the founding president of Stanford.  He declined but recommended one of his favorite Cornell students, David Starr Jordan, by then president of Indiana University, who accepted.  Stanford’s president, faculty members and University librarian were known in Palo Alto as the “Cornell colony.”  A nice, affectionate, and productive inter-campus relationship.