The contribution brings the private funds raised for the Roosevelt Island campus to $500 million. The school's "beta" entering class of eight students is currently housed in temporary space within Google’s Manhattan headquarters.
Photos: Top, Irwin and Joan Jacobs; bottom, rendering of the planned Cornell Tech Campus, credit: Kilograph
Correction made 8 April 2014.
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.