Letters to the Editor/Gloucester County Times

Editor’s note: This was written in response to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s call on Monday for the U.S. secretary of education to look into the plan to merge Rutgers University-Camden into Rowan University. Lautenberg’s letter, in part, stated that “suspicions have been raised that this decision has been crafted to benefit powerful political interests without regard for the impact of students, the academic institutions themselves, and the community … ”
In addition to Sweeney, D-3, of West Deptford, the open letter below carried the signatures of about two dozen South Jersey elected officials, mainly Democrats in the state Legislature.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D)
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D)
To the Editor:
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s uninformed and vengeful remarks concerning the proposed Rutgers-Rowan merger have done a serious disservice to students and parents across South Jersey. They are utterly false, as well as offensive to the many people giving their time and effort to an initiative that would greatly improve higher education in our region.


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