Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Cornell won the right to build a New York City Technology Campus. In partnership with The Technion-Israel Institue of Technology, Cornell submitted its proposal on October 28. The proposal outlined plans for a 2 million square foot campus to be constructed on Roosevelt Island in the East River.
Classmate and US Magistrate Andrew Peck featured January 6, 2012 in the Wall Street Journal on his involvement (dating to Cornell days) in the Baker Street Irregulars. The name describes fans of Sherlock Holmes rather than a medical affliction. Andrew is involved in celebrations coinciding with Holmes’ apparent birthday, Jan. 6 (1854).