Dear Commons Community,
Earlier this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked for proposals to build a new college of engineering and applied science here in New York City. The purpose of such a school would be to develop a first-class engineering research facility that would compete with Silicon Valley in high-technology development . Yesterday, it was reported the Mayor has upped the ante a bit by pledging $100 million dollars in start-up funds from the City as well as free use of land on either Roosevelt Island or Governor’s Island. Proposals are due by October 2011. Major schools throughout the country such as Stanford and Cornell as well as NYU and Columbia are said to be submitting proposals.
Congratulations to the Mayor for this initiative and looking forward to the City’s future.