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SUNY to act on plan to spin off high-tech campus
ALBANY -- The State University of New York plans to take up its secret proposal to spin off its most successful high-tech campus from the University at Albany to create a statewide job-creating force.
Tuesday's agenda for the SUNY Board of Trustees includes an item described as "relationships" between the University at Albany and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, which has developed alongside the university center. The idea was first reported March 13 by The Associated Press based on an extensive, privately circulated proposal.
Under the proposal, the new campus would have its own budget and board dominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointees.
The head of the nanoscience center is Alain Kaloyeros (ah-LAYNE' kal-oh-YAR'-ohs), who is a close ally of Cuomo as he seeks to duplicate the center's success statewide.