The View from Glassboro: What the Takeover Could Mean

In one of those fascinating documents that reveals what lies behind plans for a takeover of Rutgers-Camden, let me draw your attention to what Rowan University says about the process. It’s chilling reading for those who oppose the effort, not the least the promise that lies at the core of the document: “While the future … Read more The View from Glassboro: What the Takeover Could Mean

Coming Apart? Yes, and it’s time to deal seriously with structural inequality

What a difference six months makes in national discourse. The federal deficit continues to deepen.  Instead of dominating headlines, however, deficit reduction has been overshadowed by widening reports of income inequality and its policy implications in the United States.  With the introduction of Charles Murry’s book, Coming Apart, the debate has extended beyond slogans from … Read more Coming Apart? Yes, and it’s time to deal seriously with structural inequality

Merger proposal will harm Camden’s effort to recover

This essay appeared in today’s Currents section of the Inquirer. I am posting it here because it was not linked electronically on the Inquirer’s web site. A companion essay on the site by Cooper Hospital board chairman George Norcross is posted and can be accessed here.   Howard Gillette is Professor Emeritus of History at … Read more Merger proposal will harm Camden’s effort to recover