Union officials want criminal probe after N.J. chastises Kean University over $250,000 table

By Patricia Alex, Staff Writer, The Record

Officials in Kean University’s hometown are pushing for a criminal probe after state investigators found the school flouted the law and its own policies in buying a custom-made conference table in China for $250,000

Kean’s conduct in the matter went beyond simple oversight and negligence and instead was a “flagrant disregard of the law,” wrote Daniel Antonelli, attorney for Union Township in a letter dated Friday.…

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Agency will coordinate Rowan, Rutgers health programs

CHRIS MONDICS AND JONATHAN LAI, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS

In an effort to spur economic growth in Camden and surrounding areas, leaders of a new agency established to coordinate health education at Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University say they expect to develop degree programs in a handful of health professions likely to see explosive growth in the next decade.…

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Slew of changes on South Jersey college campuses

By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer

Gloucester County College is no more.

In its place stands a new name, playing off the brand name of a nearby university and reflecting the growth of the community college: Rowan College at Gloucester County.

Lawmakers and county officials joined the college’s administrators and staff Tuesday for a celebration of the school’s new branding.…

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Bill to add political appointees to Rutgers board may be illegal, Legislature’s attorneys say

By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

TRENTON — Legislation that would add four political appointees to the Rutgers University Board of Governors may not stand up in court, the state Legislature’s attorneys said today in a ruling that raises questions about the future of the controversial bill.

In a 12-page opinion sent to lawmakers, the state Office of Legislative Services said the proposed law has several potential legal problems and may be found to be “invalid” in court.…

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