A plan to restructure New Jersey’s higher education system passed both legislative chambers Thursday, preserving the Rutgers-Camden permanent and full association with Rutgers University while creating a joint board to oversee the collaboration in health science projects with Rowan University.
NJ Spotlight reports the final version of the controversial plan was passed after a full day of last-minute negotiations.
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The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-9, while the Assembly split at 59-19.
The passing of the merger plan caps a six-month battle and marks a victory for those who opposed the separation of the Camden campus from its parent institution.
According to NJ Spotlight, Rutgers governing boards of Trustees and Governors are withholding their support for the bill until they have time to review it, however, it seems the mood is one of cautious relief.