September 13, 2015 |
As he awaits trial on charges that he conspired to cover up child sex assaults by Jerry Sandusky, former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier is complaining about restrictions that prevent him from traveling as an education consultant. Spanier wants to fly to Saudi Arabia this fall to meet with that country's higher education leaders, but the head of probation in Dauphin County, where he is to be tried, denied the request out of concern that authorities would not be able to force him back.
December 11, 2014 |
The Rutgers University boards voted this week to reduce the size of one of the governing boards, signaling an end to months of review - at times contentious and political - of the way the school is run. The university's largely advisory board of trustees voted Monday evening to decrease the number of its voting members to 41 from 59. Most of the 18 slots will be eliminated through attrition over about three years. The others will come from ending dual membership on the trustees and the primary governing body, the board of governors.
August 6, 2014
KUDOS to Temple University for its commitment to access and diversity and its bold and courageous move to make the SAT or ACT an option and not a requirement for admission to the university beginning fall 2015. Temple becomes the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional. In looking at the whole picture and a student's entire high-school body of work - GPA, class rank, rigorous subject choices, overall achievement - and recognizing that there do exist intelligent and outstanding students who may not standardized-test well, Temple is helping to ensure that many more deserving students with the potential to make an impact on the university and on the world do not fall through the cracks and are now given the opportunity to attend Temple.
March 13, 2014 |
GLASSBORO Months after it became the second state-recognized public research university in New Jersey, Rowan University on Tuesday announced a new effort to connect faculty and student research initiatives with the dollars needed to kick-start them. The Rowan University Foundation, a fund-raising branch of the university, has allocated $5 million to the new program, called the Rowan Venture Fund. University officials said that the new fund was unique in the region and that it would help research ideas get started at "their earliest stages," potentially breeding job growth and economic activity.
July 3, 2013 |
As Sunday turned to Monday, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford became part of Rowan University, and by midday the jitters of transition and speech-making had given way to smiles and pats on the back. "We've been working on this for eight or nine months," said Andrew Wagner, the college's facilities manager, who paused to take a congratulatory hug from a coworker. Wagner said he and his staff had in recent weeks replaced or modified 171 name signs around the campus.
March 31, 2013
The University at a Glance Location: Bethlehem Undergraduate enrollment: 4,800 Graduate enrollment: 2,200 Description: A private national research university that offers programs in four colleges: Engineering and Applied Science, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, and Education. Tuition, fees, room and board: $53,450 Selectivity: Accepts 25 to 29 percent of applicants Typical yield (percentage of students accepted who enroll)
December 3, 2012 |
Rowan University president Ali A. Houshmand says 2012 "really wasn't easy," an uncharacteristic understatement by a man whose speaking style tends toward emphatic. If not dramatic. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think we could pull it off," he says, referring to the July debut of the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, in downtown Camden. "A huge one" is how Houshmand describes the impact of Rowan's recent acquisition of the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine campus in Stratford.
November 21, 2012 |
The governing boards of Rutgers University on Monday approved absorbing most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a major step in the overhaul of the state's higher education system. The Board of Governors and Board of Trustees accepted the changes called for in a law signed by Gov. Christie in August. "The new Rutgers will expand biomedical research across our state, enhance medical care for our citizens, and create new opportunities in the biotechnical and pharmaceutical industries," Ralph Izzo, chairman of the Board of Governors, said in a statement.
August 23, 2012 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie signed a major higher-education reorganization bill on Wednesday, a hard-won political and policy victory that eluded two prior governors and is designed to create regional centers of academic excellence in South, Central and North Jersey. Christie said that the bill "brings a new era to higher education in the state" by dissolving the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and shifting its assets to Rutgers and Rowan universities, enhancing the footprint of both schools.
June 29, 2012 |
Lawmakers and Rutgers University board members trying to resolve sharp disagreements over Gov. Christie's plan to restructure the state university system were were locked in negotiations Wednesday night, the eve of a climactic vote in the Legislature scheduled for Thursday. For days, legislators and aides have been meeting with a negotiating team set up by Rutgers' two governing boards. As of late Wednesday, the sides had not come to terms on two critical issues, the potential costs of the proposal and who would control Rutgers-Camden, according to two individuals involved in the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the issue.