Stanford unveils ambitious proposal for opening a campus in New York City
“Silicon Valley has been terrific, but if the country wants to maintain its leadership in science and technology, it needs more than Silicon Valley.”
From Mercury News:
“It’s already got palm trees, sunshine and some of the sharpest minds in Silicon Valley. What else could Stanford possibly want?
A big, enthusiastic bite out of the Big Apple.
Seeking greater access to an urban world rich in art, finance, drama, music, high-end media, deep-pocketed philanthropy, tweedy East Coast faculty and diverse students, Stanford is putting the finishing touches on a 500-page application for a second campus in New York City, due to land on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s desk in two weeks.
At Thursday’s meeting of Stanford’s academic senate, the university unveiled its most detailed-yet description of the proposed “Stanford NYC” campus that by 2045 could be home to as many as 350 professors and more than 2,000 graduate students studying science, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Three decades of construction at an estimated price of $1 billion to $2 billion, the project is so breathtaking in its scope that the application process alone could cost $1 million…”
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