UMDNJ marks last goodbye as reorganization draws nearer

By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — With a healthy dose of nostalgia and a hint of defiance, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey began its long good-bye yesterday with its 28th — and probably last — University Day celebration.

Denise Rodgers
Star-Ledger file photo Denise Rodgers, interim president of UMDNJ, discusses the school's past and future.
Denise Rodgers, the university’s interim president, said UMDNJ’s name may be changing as its schools are broken up and taken over by Rutgers and Rowan universities. But the soul of the 6,000-student health sciences university lives on.