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Rumors: Stanford, Cornell and Technion Frontrunner for NYC Engineering Campus

The city is set to release it official RFP next week that will shed some more light on the bid to build a new engineering campus in New York. While a winner hasn’t been selected yet, Betabeat has heard that Stanford, who has been playing public footsy with the mayor for some time, is one of the frontrunners. The other two top contenders are Cornell and Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. Read More

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Bloomberg Totally Crushing on Stanford for Planned Tech Campus

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Mayor Mike is ready to heavily subsidize a university to build an applied sciences outpost in New York, and it’s looking like it could be Stanford. Eighteen schools submitted proposals by the March 15 deadline, but the mayor’s office keeps shouting out the Palo Alto institution in speeches and press releases. And if the goal is to encourage tech entrepreneurship, what school could be better?

“The initial response we’ve gotten from universities has been very encouraging. We’re particularly pleased that Stanford–which has a top-flight engineering school–is considering the idea,” he said in prepared remarks two weeks ago at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Read More