Interesting report about the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering from the AP's Michael Gormley:
The State University at New York may soon create its 65th campus, spinning its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany under a plan that give more control to the governor. ...
The proposal calls for a two-phase approach to create a "freestanding SUNY 'specialized' college" with its own budget that would award doctoral degrees. It would be based on the model of the SUNY College of Forestry in Syracuse.
This wouldn't be all that surprising. The college's empire keeps growing -- it's piled up $14 billion in investment so far. It's finishing off construction of a $356 million building, with another planned. And in a lot of ways the college has seemed to be more like an economic development organization than a traditional college, with its many public-private partnerships for industries such as chip fabrication.
In other news: Your job is being folded under the management of Alain Kaloyeros.
By the way: A CNSE fact sheet reports the college's total enrollment for the spring 2013 semester is 261. And there "more than 3,100" employees on site.
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