It is important that the traditional goal of the Big Game be reinforced this year: a spirited competition on the field and an enjoyable experience for those in the stands. Unfortunately, in past years, the spirit of the Big Game has been dampened by the irresponsible behavior of some that resulted in fracas and property damage.
The University recently confirmed that the five-year Stanford Challenge fundraising campaign will officially end on Dec. 31, with a final report and press release along with comments from President John Hennessy to be released in February 2012, according to University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin.
Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.
Over 1,000 attendees gathered Saturday morning in Maples Pavilion for the sixth annual Reunion Homecoming Roundtable at Stanford, titled this year “Education Nation 2.0: Redefining K-12 education in America before it redefines us.”
University President John Hennessy and electrical engineering professor Bernd Girod updated the Faculty Senate on the proposal for a New York City campus at Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting.
“I never thought the city of New York would move faster than an academic institution,” Hennessy said as he began his talk, commenting on the fast pace of the proposal process, which he said may be in part due to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s limited term.
University President John Hennessy emphasized Stanford’s commitment to its proposal for a New York City (NYC) applied sciences campus in a recent, joint interview with the Stanford Report, Stanford magazine and The Daily.
The interview came just days before Purdue University dropped its bid this Monday, citing insufficient financial backing from the city. The Bloomberg administration has pledged $100 million so far to help support infrastructure upgrades at the site. However, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) estimates a new school would cost hundreds of millions more.
The quest to build a Stanford hub on the East Coast continues as the University announced that it will respond to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Request for Proposals(RFP) for a new or expanded graduate engineering and applied sciences campus in the city.
Columbia University provost Claude Steele will be the University’s next School of Education dean, according to a press release from the University. Steele, who taught at Stanford from 1991 to 2009, will assume his position September 1, succeeding current dean Deborah Stipek.