Columbia Gets in on the Action, as the City Coughs Up $15M. for a Third Tech Campus

We never thought we'd see the day NYC was a destination for aspiring engineers, rather than ambitious theater students.

This morning, the right honorable Mayor Bloomberg ventured north to the Columbia campus for what was teased on Twitter as a “big announcement.” It turns out that Columbia will not be left out while Cornell-Technion and NYU Polytechnic rake in all the glory, because the Lions are getting their very own tech project, the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering.

Sound familiar? That’s probably because the project is what the university originally pitched, way back in October, for its very own applied sciences campus. For those keeping score at home, that brings the city’s total up to three tech campuses. Are you excited for science yet?
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Columbia Gets in on the Action, as the City Coughs Up $15M. for a Third Tech Campus