Officials Say Rutgers Scandal Won
Officials Say Rutgers Scandal Won Stop Merger with UMDNJ 4 9 13There may be several reasons why Chris Christie is supporting Rutgers President Robert Barchi, but surely one is that he needs Barchi to complete a complicated university merger plan by July 1.is the largest merger in higher education history. Rutgers is about a $2.2 billion institution. UMDNJ is a $1.7 billion i Fitflop Pietra Danmark nstitution. This is practically a merger of equals from a balance sheet perspective. It a huge undertaking. And I have absolute confidence in Bob Barchi. And I believe it one of the reasons the board of governors hired him in the first place, Christie said.WATCH VIDEO:Barchi told reporters yesterday, moving the state medical school into Rutgers and its osteopathic school into Rowan University remain his focus.are working very, very hard on the merger and I believe we have a clear timeline and line of sight to a closing in July. We have excellent people working on it. It a very, very large and complicated project and we will continue to do our best to make that happen. I don think that the issues that have come up today will derail that process unless we let them take our eye off the ball of finishing what we started here, Barchi said.has been described as the most complicated exercise of its type in this country, s Fitflop Pietra Danmark aid Assemblyman John Burzichelli, adding that Barchi and Rutgers better not take their eye off the ball.business of merging these universities and the restructuring act is a matter of law, and it has to be fulfilled and I think the president in place has the skill set to do that, Burzichelli said.At an Assembly budget hearing today at Rutgers Newark, there were concerns that the merger is not funded at all in the governor budget, or that Rutgers Newark and Rutgers Camden will be shortchanged, but not that the merger itself is in trouble.scandal itself such an unfortunate incident gives opportunity for many different parties faculty, students, etc. who had other grievances to now get a spotlight from the media and bring those forth. So it opens up the proverbial can of worms, unfortunately. But it is my belief that this will not in any way influence the systematic planning that has gone on to bring UMD back to Rutgers, said Dan O of the American Association of University Professors.No one we spoke to today thinks the university merger is in jeopardy, but in one way or another the scandal surrounding Rutgers basketball might just slow it down.You May Also Like .NJTV News with Mike Schneider: Jan. 14, 20141 14 14 A most unusual way to open the State of the State address. Gov. Christie takes on the bridge scandal and then lays out .Three Mayors Now Claim Christie Retaliated .1 14 14 Fulop, Bollwage, Zimmer say they've been on the receiving end of Christie retaliation.Gopal and Hoffman: State of the State Address1 14 14 Vin Gopal and Jeannette Hoffman discuss the State of the State address with Mike Schneider.NJTV News Special Report: The State of the State1 14 14 Coverage of Gov. Christie's State of the State address and the Democratic response.NJTV News with Mike Schneider: Jan. 13, 20141 13 14 New details, investigations and poll numbers in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Federal investigators probing a .With GWB Investigation, Emails Show PA, Others .1 13 14 Some emails related t o the GWB lane closures show PA officials refusing to answer.Jan. 13, 2014New details, investigations and poll numbers in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Federal investigators probing a controversial TV commercial featuring .Jan. 14, 2014A most unusual way to open the State of the State address. Gov. Christie takes on the bridge scandal and then lays out his agenda for his second term.