Remember the Kean Task Force Report!

Sometimes we have to look behind the news to see what is really happening, no less so justifications for the proposed takeover of Rutgers-Camden. This morning, we opened the paper to read this reaction from John Sheridan, Cooper Hospital chief executive, in response to news that New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg is seeking a federal … Read more Remember the Kean Task Force Report!

How Rowan Would Effect the Takeover of Rutgers-Camden

Rowan has released its “roadmap” for the takeover of Rutgers-Camden.  In making the announcement today, Rowan acting president Ali Houshmand complained about the tone of public discussion. “A lot of people have been engaged in throwing a lot of mud at Rowan, insulting this institution, and it’s hurtful,” he said today on KYW radio. So … Read more How Rowan Would Effect the Takeover of Rutgers-Camden

Getting Serious about Aggregating Educational Resources

Board action resulted from a comprehensive six-month study of the advantages and disadvantages of merging the two universities in response to a Maryland Joint Chairmen’s directive. Based on the study, the board concluded that a structured collaboration between UMB and UMD would yield more success than a merger. This statement, made as part of a … Read more Getting Serious about Aggregating Educational Resources

In Camden, it’s takeover all over again

The same forces that orchestrated the state takeover of Camden in 2002 are behind the current plan to create a major research university  through the merger of Rutgers-Camden into Rowan: South Jersey Democrats headed by George E. Norcross.  Just as the municipal recovery legislation garnered grand promises of Camden’s revitalization, so too this latest effort … Read more In Camden, it’s takeover all over again