Rowan faculty senate releases statement opposing proposed merger

A statement issued by Rowan University’s faculty senate opposes the proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan, stating proposed legislation will “diminish the autonomy and potential growth of both universities.”

NJ Spotlight reports the statement was emailed to Rowan faculty and staff in advance of an employee-wide vote scheduled for Friday. The statement marks the first time Rowan’s faculty and staff have released an opinion on the plan to overhaul education in New Jersey.

NJ Spotlight says the timing of the statement coincides with two related events scheduled for this week: a special meeting of Rowan’s Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon and a hearing held by the New Jersey Senate committee on Higher Education on Thursday.

You can read the rest of writer Tara Nurin’s report on the NJ Spotlight website.

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