Rutgers-Camden and Rowan — two sides of the same problem

We look at the merger of Rutgers-Camden and Rowan universities from the perspective of two associate professors, one from each institution.


From Rutgers-CamdenBenefits, credibility at stake for Rutgers-Camden in mergerBy Bonnie Jerome-D’Emilia, assistant professor, Rutgers School of Nursing – Camden

An essay published on this past November detailed concerns about the rumored merger of the Rutgers-Camden campus, Rowan University, Cooper University Hospital, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey College of Osteopathic Medicine. While some of the details have changed, what the faculty, staff and students of Rutgers-Camden feared would happen is now many steps closer to reality. More »

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From RowanAn open letter to Rutgers-Camden: We don’t want to ‘take you over’ or ‘damage’ youBy Kathryn Quigley, associate professor of journalism, Rowan University

Dear Rutgers-Camden: I am a proud member of the Rowan University family, with whom you will probably have an awkward arranged marriage. I need you to know some things before we get hitched — if we get hitched: Rowan does not have cooties. Rowan folks do not want to “take you over,” as you insist we will. We do not want to “damage” you, as your Genius Grant winner fears we might. More »

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