I worked at CMU for 20 years. When I moved to Santa Fe it occurred to me that a branch campus in Santa Fe might be a possibility. CMU's strongest programs and in engineering and science (not surprisingly) and fine arts (perhaps surprising to some) but with growing excellence in humanities and social sciences. I thought this would be synergistic with Santa Fe given the national labs and the arts culture. I went into much more detail than that as I consulted with several senior faculty there, including George Duncan and Mark Kamlet, then provost. Mark said it was an interesting idea that he would like to investigate. Eventually Mark sent me and others a long letter (multiple pages) with a cost-benefit analysis focusing on finances (he's an economist). To summarize greatly, the project was not economically viable partly because they had opened campuses in Qatar, Silicon Valley, and were in the process of opening one in Singapore. He included analyses of cost per student, and related issues such as cost of faculty. The point is that it was a serious consideration but eventually rejected. There were many more details that I have left out.
Frank ----------------------------------- Frank Wimberly My memoir: https://www.amazon.com/author/frankwimberly My scientific publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Wimberly2 Phone (505) 670-9918 On Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 1:43 PM Marcus Daniels <mar...@snoutfarm.com> wrote: > Nick writes: > > > > < In other words, are the ills you identify inherent to all human > institutions, or really only inherent to government ones. Would it be > better if CMU put a campus here? > > > > > Why would CMU do that unless it was to 1) have a pool of experienced > people to hire, or 2) attach to government (defense) contracts in the area, > or 3) a reasonable expectation there would be lots of people paying tuition > (directly or indirectly)? > > > > Marcus > > > > > ============================================================ > FRIAM Applied Complexity Group listserv > Meets Fridays 9a-11:30 at cafe at St. John's College > to unsubscribe http://redfish.com/mailman/listinfo/friam_redfish.com > archives back to 2003: http://friam.471366.n2.nabble.com/ > FRIAM-COMIC http://friam-comic.blogspot.com/ by Dr. Strangelove >
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