Report: Framework in place for NJ university shift

    A Rutgers University official says a new framework is in place for Rutgers University to keep its campus in Camden.

    Rutgers Vice President of Public Affairs Peter McDonough tells The Star-Ledger that Rutgers would oversee how degrees are awarded and other academic issues, but would not run the day-to-day operations in Camden.


    The plan is an alternative to one Gov. Chris Christie has backed to merge Rutgers’ Camden campus into Rowan University. Rutgers-Camden students, faculty and alumni mostly oppose the merger.

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    Christie has not signed off on the new plan, which was created by lawmakers and education officials.

    Democratic powerbroker George Norcross, who is pushing to create a research university in southern New Jersey, told The Associated Press on last night that no agreement is in place.

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