In the Battle to Take Over Rutgers-Camden, Christie has his own Agenda

As the battle over the proposed takeover of Rutgers-Camden has evolved, the origins of the idea among South Jersey Democrats has been increasingly clear.  So when reports surfaced that Democratic leader George Norcross was in negotiations for a “compromise,” it appeared that a breakthrough in the contentious battle was imminent.  Then Governor Christie stepped in … Read more In the Battle to Take Over Rutgers-Camden, Christie has his own Agenda

What’s Behind the Takeover Proposal? We’re Getting Closer to the Truth

Reactions to the dissemination of the Rowan plan to take over Rutgers-Camden have been almost as revealing as the document itself.  Choosing his words carefully, no doubt, Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak responded, “If a consultant was hired to consider the upsides, downsides, and feasibility of such a merger, that just seems like good planning.”  Quite … Read more What’s Behind the Takeover Proposal? We’re Getting Closer to the Truth

Rowan’s Battle Plan to Take Over Rutgers-Camden

Some time in the fall of 2011, Rowan University made a fateful decision. After some months of discussions with Rutgers-Camden personnel about how the two institutions could best ally their resources to secure greater financial support for higher education in South Jersey, the conversations stopped. Now we know why. Instead of working out a mutually … Read more Rowan’s Battle Plan to Take Over Rutgers-Camden