Building the future: N.J. colleges get $1.3B for construction projects

By Kelly Heyboer and Mike Frassinelli/The Star-Ledger

The grants range from $101,060 for technology upgrades to classrooms at Rowan University, to $86.3 million to transform a New Jersey Institute of Technology building into a hub for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

As expected, Rutgers University got the lion's share of $1.3 billion in grants for New Jersey higher education construction projects. Star-Ledger file photo
As expected, Rutgers University got the lion's share of $1.3 billion in grants for New Jersey higher education construction projects.

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N.J. lawmaker wants to dock Rutgers for payouts

Associated Press

TRENTON — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to dock Rutgers $2.1 million for the money it paid to a basketball coach who was fired and two university administrators who resigned during a scandal earlier this month.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio, a Republican from Montville, says it’s not fair to make taxpayers or students pick up the tab for what he calls brazen payouts.…

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Fears persist that cost of Rutgers merger plan will be borne by tuition payers

By Patricia Alex, Staff Writer, The Record.

The projected cost for the state’s massive higher education reorganization has grown to more than $100 million, according to officials from the public universities involved — a burden that many fear will be shifted, despite assurances from school leaders, onto those who pay tuition.

Rutgers Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors
MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Rutgers students protest the possibility of rising tuition at the university during a joint meeting of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors on Thursday.

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AFTNJ Supports Middlesex and Somerset Central Labor Council Scholarship Brunch

Union members’ children received scholarships from labor at the annual event April 28 in New Brunswick.

AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera with Sen. Buono
AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera with Sen. Buono
Scholarship winners
College scholarship winners with Middlesex County College AFT Vice President Frank Burke (second from right)
(left to right) URA Kay Schechter and Christine O'Connell with Denise Dill from CWA and Lucy
(left to right) URA Kay Schechter and Christine O'Connell with Denise Dill from CWA and Lucy
Coalition of Labor Union Women honor Serrano
Coalition of Labor Union Women honor Serrano: (left to right) Karen Lewis, Fran Ehret, Mable Serrano, Joyce Sagi
Sen. Joe Vitale and Jean Pierce of HPAE
Sen.
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