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Stanford Takes on Manhattan

Stanford partners with City University of New York



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    New York City could soon be Stanford's east campus.

    Stanford University has established its presence in New York as it seeks to open a new engineering campus in Manhattan.       

    Stanford President John Hennessy announced Tuesday the Palo Alto, Calif.-based university has partnered with the City University of New York's City College campus in northern Manhattan.      

    Under the joint technology and entrepreneurship venture known as Stanford(at)CCNY, Stanford professors will advise undergraduate engineering students at City College on how to market their
     technology ideas. The students will still earn City College degrees.

    "CUNY is somewhere we can make a great impact,'' said Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin. "They have a lot of really bright, diverse students who would never have the hope of coming to Stanford, and this partnership gives us access to them.''

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( that Stanford will renovate part of the City College campus and invite engineering students there to the Stanford campus to participate in
     summer business programs.

    The collaboration comes as Stanford officials work on a proposal to build an independent applied science campus on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island.

    Stanford is one of at least 27 universities that are submitting bids to build a campus in Manhattan. New York City plans to offer nearly-free real estate and up to $100 million in infrastructure upgrades to the winning proposal. The city is expected to select the winner by year's end.       

    If Stanford is chosen, the independent New York campus could open in late 2016 and Stanford faculty members on the City College campus would move to the new campus on Roosevelt Island, Hennessy said.