Rutgers-Camden Students Rally Against Christie's Proposal To Merge Campus With Rowan

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More than a hundred Rutgers-Camden students rallied on campus this afternoon, shortly before the Rutgers Board of Governors began its regularly scheduled meeting.

Today’s meeting happened to be scheduled on the Camden campus, where students, faculty and staff are angry about Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to fold Rutgers-Camden into Rowan University in Glassboro.

Christie introduced the plan last month, part of recommendations from a special task force designed to study higher education in New Jersey, particularly the Newark-based University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

“I don’t think Rutgers should call itself the State University if it’s not going to be in all three parts of the state,” said Michael Russell, a senior philosophy major.

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