Cuomo says he is undecided on new SUNY campus

Mar 15, 2013

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he hasn't decided if he supports a proposal that would create a 65th campus in the State University of New York that would be devoted to the growing field of nano science.

Cuomo says he doesn't have any "inside information" on the proposal and has no firm opinion.

It was the first public confirmation of the major proposal kept tightly under wraps by SUNY and state government since it was revealed Wednesday. The Associated Press reported SUNY is considering turning its College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering into a campus separate from the University at Albany, where it began.

According to the proposal obtained by the AP, the new campus would have its own president, budget and board dominated by appointees by the governor.

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