Committee to Save Rutgers-Camden pledges support for an alternative to merger plan

    By name, it’s obvious the Committee to Save Rutgers-Camden is against the planned folding of the campus into Rowan University.

    So what exactly does the committee support?

    It “welcomes the vision for our campus reflected in the Higher Education Healthcare Coalition’s Legislative Framework for reorganizing New Jersey Higher Education,” according to a statement released today.

    “Like the Framework, we support partnerships between Rutgers and other institutions to enhance higher education and economic development in South Jersey.”

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    Some legislators have pulled together an alternative plan to the merger that would allow the Camden campus to maintain some of its identity but operate under a joint board with Rowan —something the Committee is not interested in.

    The merger is part of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s vision for higher education reform in the Garden State.

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