The New York City Board of Health will vote September 13 on whether to implement Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sugary soda in containers larger than 16 ounces. Rather than having a pragmatic, detail-oriented, empirically-based discussion about the merits of Bloomberg’s proposal, however, New Yorkers have, in true American style, elevated the debate into nothing less than a blood-and-tears struggle for freedom against the oppressive forces of tyrannical statism.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded New York University (NYU) public land in downtown Brooklyn Monday to build an applied sciences campus. NYU is the second winner, following Cornell in December, in the mayor’s competition granting city money to boost the New York’s technology sector.
Administrators responded to questions about the University’s Dec. 16 withdrawal of StanfordNYC, its $2.5 billion proposal to build a graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City, in a press release published on Tues., Dec. 27.
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.
Stanford University, the City University of New York (CUNY) and City College of New York (CCNY) announced Tuesday morning the creation of “Stanford@CCNY,” a joint venture serving as an East Coast test site for Stanford’s undergraduate program in entrepreneurship, technology and related areas.
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.