Talk about merging some schools into a University of South Jersey

By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer

A University of South Jersey?

When Democratic deal-maker and Cooper University Hospital chairman George E. Norcross III talked up the concept – at a recent business luncheon in Mount Laurel – of merging Rowan University with Rutgers-Camden, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Stratford, and the soon-to-open Cooper-Rowan Medical School, to many observers it sounded far-fetched.