By WNYC Newsroom / The Associated Press.

Rutgers University’s two governing boards affirmed their intent to keep control of the Camden and Newark campuses, however, they leave open the possibility of a higher education restructuring deal with the Legislature.

The seemingly contradictory positions followed several hours of private and public discussions Wednesday on a plan to overhaul the state’s university.

The joint session of the Board of Trustees, which is mostly advisory, and the more powerful Board of Governors was held Wednesday in New Brunswick. They met to consider Governor Chris Christie’s proposal to reorganize the campuses in Camden, New Brunswick and Newark.

They approved a “Statement of Principles” that endorses some internal restructuring but doesn’t cede control of the Camden or Newark campus.


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