Rutgers board broke open-meeting laws

The N.J. high court said public notice of a 2008 policy session was inadequate.

By David Porter, Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. – Rutgers University’s board of governors violated some state open-meeting laws at a special session in 2008 to discuss athletic department policies and conduct, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case brought by a Rutgers graduate.…

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Newark schools chief, teachers union clash over seniority

By Jessica Calefati/The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

The union representing Newark teachers, however, believes the practice invites favoritism and puts older, more experienced teachers at a disadvantage. It plans to file a labor-relations complaint with the state if schools are not staffed based on seniority this fall.…

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Rutgers interim president charged with making UMDNJ merger a reality

By Bob Braun/Star-Ledger Columnist

Acting President of Rutgers, Dick Edwards, poses for a portrait at his home in Jersey City.
He’s been the quiet man in the Rutgers administration for two years, quiet and almost invisible, but now Dick Edwards is in charge of New Jersey’s state university — at least for a while — and he says he intends to “make things happen.” Most important: the university’s absorption of most units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).…

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Price tag for Rutgers’ 6-month search for a new president: $226K

By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

NEW BRUNSWICK — Once the bills for consultants, meals, meetings and other expenses were added up, the price tag for Rutgers University’s latest presidential search came in at $226,532, campus officials said.

The state university spent more than six months looking for a new leader before selecting former Thomas Jefferson University president Robert Barchi this spring.…

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