Cornell Wins NYC Campus Competition

Mayor Bloomber announced that Cornell University and its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are the winners of yearlong competition to build a New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island.  Bloomberg hopes the Tech Campus will elevate New York City to become a world leader in computer engineering, while sparking an explosion of technology and science entrepreneurism within the city.  The universities have received nearly free land and up to $100 million in city improvements.  Cornel promises to have classes up and running by next September.