Independent report suggests big changes at Rutgers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Rutgers University Board of Governors on Monday released the results of an independent review of its recent basketball coaching scandal, a report that outlines how the university mishandled the allegations against deposed head coach Mike Rice and recommends improvements in university policies and procedures.

The 20-page review, conducted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP at a rate of $575 an hour, calls for the implementation of a university-wide risk assessment program and more formal coordination among human resources officials across the institution.

The report also recommends that the university pay renewed attention to implementation of reforms proposed in 2008 by the university-sponsored Athletic Review Committee, which advocated the university administration's closer oversight of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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