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Rutgers University Boards Approve Integration with UMDNJ

Integration will enable Rutgers to become a national powerhouse November 19, 2012 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Gov. Chris Christie’s vision to transform higher education across New Jersey cleared a major hurdle today, when Rutgers University’s two governing boards approved the …

THE RECORD: Christie signs law creating Rutgers ‘powerhouse’

Following months of protests by students and faculty over a looming shake-up in New Jersey’s higher education system, Governor Christie signed legislation on Wednesday that ushers in an era of potentially enormous growth at Rutgers University, an outcome that the debate often …

NJ SPOTLIGHT: Rowan’s Resistance Helps Spur Changes to Education Restructuring Legislation

NJ – Forces are continuing to mass against a legislative plan to create a joint board to govern Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden. Meanwhile, co-sponsors of the Senate bill — introduced last week to restructure the state’s higher education system – …

STAR LEDGER: What the Rutgers Reorganization Means for Each Region

NEW BRUNSWICK, NY – This campus is the big winner. Rutgers University would acquire the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Public Health and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey — all in the New Brunswick area — as part …

AP: Unions Seek Amendments in Higher Education Bill

TRENTON, NJ — Labor unions representing faculty, staff, and others who would be affected by a bill to overhaul higher education in New Jersey have asked lawmakers to tweak the measure so that thousands of current employees are protected. The …

THE RECORD: Booker Vows to Fight Med School Overhaul

NEWARK, NY — Newark Mayor Cory Booker vowed Tuesday to “consider every option” – from lawsuits to legislative action – to “trip up” the plan that dismantles the city-based University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Booker voiced his …

STAR LEDGER: Big hospital merger plans part of dizzying day for N.J. medical industry

NEWARK, NJ — It was a dizzying day for the hospital industry Wednesday, as executives from five North Jersey hospitals announced plans to sell, explore a merger, and seek a new buyer to shore up their stake in the state’s …

Legislature considers hearings on Rutgers-Rowan merger plan

By Peg Quann Staff writer | Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 5:00 am The New Jersey Senate and Assembly higher education committees plan hearings into the proposed merger of Rutgers University in Camden with Rowan University as part of a …

NJ.COM: Q&A with UMDNJ task force member: Chris Christie’s higher ed reform plan good for N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a sweeping plan last week to overhaul New Jersey’s university system, with the aim of capturing more grant money at a time when higher education is severely underfunded. Rowan, a South Jersey state college, would take …

Press Coverage of New UMDNJ recommendations

New Jersey media outlets have been abuzz with news new restructuring plans for UMDNJ.  Yesterday, Governor Christie unveiled the final report of UMDNJ advisory committee that include private management of University Hospital in Newark and creating a new medical research …

AP: NJ considering major high education changes

NEW JERSEY — All three of New Jersey’s public research universities are now looking for new presidents amid a recommendation that at least two of the schools be reconfigured with the hope of producing more collaborative research. While the openings …

STAR LEDGER: The future of the UMDNJ in Newark: What’s behind curtain number three?

NEWARK, NJ — Two panels, appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to sort out higher education issues, have recommended merging Rutgers University in New Brunswick (geography is important to this story) with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s …

NJ BIZ: Norcross: Health care, higher education will save South

NEW JERSEY — Health care and higher education form the twin-engine economic vehicle that will lift Southern New Jersey out of its economic slump, said George E. Norcross III, chairman of Camden’s Cooper University Hospital, in a speech to the …