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Cornell makes proposal for New York City Tech Campus
Partnership with Israeli tech school
Katrina Ablorh
| October 19, 2011
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In response to New York City mayor Bloomberg’s plans for a new campus that would generate jobs, Cornell University’s board of trustees has finished constructing the proposal for the NYC tech campus. On October 12, at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, the board unanimously voted to endorse the Tech Campus Plan. Cornell’s high tech campus would bring an increased number of jobs to the city as well as incorporate Cornell’s knowledge in science and technology to aid industry. At the special meeting last Wednesday, the board of trustees, including President David Skorton and Provost Kent Fuch, approved of this plan which would help the city in several ways. The proposal for the tech campus maps out the benefits the high tech campus would make in the city. It would allow students at the school to be more involved in the city and encourage students to take a more hands on approach at solving real-life problems. Students and numerous faculty members have shown their approval for the proposal and Cornell’s bid to be a part of such a revolutionary project. It was announced on Tuesday that Cornell has formed a partnership with Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) to make and staff the campus if the proposal is selected.
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