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Old 02-18-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This would be sort of how Wharton opened a SF Campus

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PALO ALTO, Calif.—New York City officials have invited Stanford University to submit a proposal for creating a stand-alone engineering school as a way to bring technology companies and jobs to the city.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Friday that Stanford is one of 19 academic institutions that have expressed interest in helping the city launch a graduate school in applied science and engineering.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell and Purdue are the other top U.S. contenders. The city has four possible locations in mind, two in Manhattan, one in Staten Island and one in Brooklyn.


NYC asks Stanford to apply for engineering school - San Jose Mercury News (http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_17423968?nclick_check=1 - broken link)

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Interesting. But I think Stanford should abstain. The tech jobs need to remain in the SF Bay Area.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Some Hole in the Wall
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What a ridiculous idea. Why not just establish an engineering school there as a branch of NYU? Should the government really be involved with private schools?
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I generally agree with you two.

I suspect that the NYC tech industry realizes that they havent been as successful as they would have liked to be as far as incubating tech companies that blow up to be become global household names and now they are retooling their strategy to lure away talent from the valley.

In these tough economic times, when municipalities need to be scrappy and territorial everytime the chance for jobs and investment comes along, Stanford should consider their home region first.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What a ridiculous idea. Why not just establish an engineering school there as a branch of NYU? Should the government really be involved with private schools?
NYU is also a private school, just FYI.

I do agree, though, that Stanford should not do this.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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When you can't beat them, join them ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:33 AM
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NYC is the quintessential Luddite town with ole skyscrapers, cabs/trains and primitive infrastructure of an analog place in a digital, virtualized age where securities trading occurs off computer networks, largely directed by hedgies who may work from suburban Greenwich or Beverly Hills or Houston or wherever

That said, great engineering schools alone have failed to create valuable tech cos. and/or high-income engineering jobs for the local region

Berkeley has spawned near-zero tech wealth in EastBay
IL has created near-zero tech wealth for Chicago
MIT has created nr-zero tech wealth for Bos

Talent flows to wherever are most intellectually and economically interesting opportunities; most really smart engineers are self-taught and learn little from any college; and learn a lot more from working with other talented guys at start-ups or BigTech

Lots of Stanford Engineering alums dominate SV, but many of wealthiest engineers are college dropouts or attended some crappy undergrad (like the goog co-founders) before entering Stanford Engineering for a Masters degree

Desperate times for ole sclerotic NYC (and Bos and Chic)...
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