By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

Kean University broke state law and its own purchasing policy when it bought a $250,000 conference table from China, authorities just announced.

You wonder, what was their first clue? Peals of laughter from across the nation?

“The conference table matches the characteristic style used in China with a revolving component that permits buffet style presentation in the typical Chinese ‘family style,’ while permitting work to be done on a second tier of the table,”school officials wrote in an actual letter defending this purchase.

The university’s custom-made, high-tech table has drawn criticism since news broke of its purchase in 2014.
As to whether or not it violates official policy: Who cares? Enough that it violated the laws of common sense.


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