Uneasy academic divorce

Tim Goral's picture
Monday, July 22, 2013

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is being separated from the University at Albany. Albany could lose more than its marquee college.

With not so much as a nanosecond of suspense, the State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the divorce of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the University at Albany last week. To this we say: Why?

The SUNY administration's recommendation on which the decision was based, once you boil away the higher education jargon in the crucible, states simply that the NanoCollege should be its own college because it believes it should, and offers a cooked-up list of anecdotal evidence and grandiose potential.

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