Christie gives preliminary OK to Rutgers, UMDNJ med school merger

The union representing more than 3,500 nurses and health professionals at UMDNJ noted that the report contained “no full explanation of the financial costs or impact of the mergers.”

“Even the interim report noted that they have not yet looked at the impact on jobs, and that ‘additional study’ was required,” Ann Twomey, president of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, said in a statement.…

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Classroom and Campus Professionals Call for Public Hearings In Wake of Higher Education Cuts

Stakeholder Input Needed Before Considering Kean Task Force Recommendations, Bonding and Mergers
TRENTON…Governor Christie’s last‐minute higher education budget vetoes will force many New Jersey students out of school and limit opportunities for others to start. New Jersey educators have a better plan than increasing college and university tuition while bonding instead of budgeting. A working group of unions representing more than 30,000 public and private higher education faculty and staff are calling for controls on tuition, more public oversight and stakeholder representation on governing boards to improve accountability from executives.…

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