Rutgers President Robert Barchi gets $97K performance bonus

By Patricia Alex, Staff Writer, The Record

Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi is guaranteed a full year’s pay – more than $676,260 – beyond the end of his contract next year, and he was recently granted a performance bonus of $97,000.

Rutgers’ governing board quietly approved both perks recently, using superlatives like exemplary and extraordinary to describe Barchi’s tenure at the helm following a year in which the school was buffeted by sports scandals.…

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How Many Protests Will It Take to Finally Diversify Our Campuses?

By William B. Harvey

It may appear to outside observers that colleges and universities have made tremendous progress in regard to racial attitudes and practices over the past several decades. Certainly, their brochures and other public-relations materials would lead to this conclusion, as do the messages on their websites and social-media platforms. But the intensity and frequency of demonstrations conducted by students of color at campuses across the nation during the last few months do not reconcile with the sense of racial harmony that the institutions have attempted to convey.…

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N.J. lawmakers seek to limit college tuition hikes

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for

TRENTON — With the cost of college rising and graduates swimming in student debt, New Jersey lawmakers are calling for a cap on in-state tuition hikes at the state’s public college and universities.

The Assembly Higher Education Committee on Monday approved a bill (A552) that would place an annual 4 percent cap on in-state tuition and fee increases at public colleges.…

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Rutgers president gets hefty bonus — and a raise

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for

NEW BRUNWICK — Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s paycheck is getting a lot fatter.

The state university president was awarded a $97,000 annual bonus earlier this month after a closed-door meeting in New Brunswick with members of the Rutgers Board of Governors, according to university documents.

Barchi will also get a 2 percent pay raise, retroactive to July 1 of last year, along with other top Rutgers officials.…

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Early Childhood Offerings Would Expand With New Legislative Package

By John Mooney

All-day kindergarten, tax credits – and even a new Department of Early Childhood – proposed by influential state Senate Democrat

Early childhood education is getting a further boost from the state’s Democrat-led Senate, as a new package of bills announced yesterday would offer all-day kindergarten for all and provide tax credits for childcare expenses.…

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