Safety School? As Stanford Says ‘See Ya!’ Bloomberg Hops in Bed with Big Red

On Monday, the lobby of the Weill Cornell Medical College, which resides on a particularly grayish stretch of the Upper East Side, was crawling with boosters in wooly blazers speckled with “carnelian” buttons—the technical name for the maroon hue that invariably moves Cornell students to chant some version of “Go Big Red!”

Inside the auditorium, as an assembly of press, pols, and local technorati waited for Mayor Bloomberg to appear, a giant projector flashed a mosaic of the Cornell University logo.

The news had been leaked to every major news outlet by midnight on Sunday; there was no point in being coy. Read More