June 13, 2014 |
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. The board, meeting in Camden, also voted to increase meal plan rates an average of just under 0.5 percent and university housing an average of 2.8 percent. Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students from New Jersey will increase to $12,616 from $12,380. Out-of-state students will pay $20,570, up from $20,186. "We want to make sure that the cost of education does not rise beyond the means of our students," said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan's president, saying tuition and fees had risen an average of 1.6 percent over the last three years.
June 10, 2014 |
The two-month-old joint board of Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden has quickly become a quasi-government entity that hopes to steer development toward Camden. Forgoing a formal search, the board has hired a $275,000-a-year chief executive to guide expansion of an "eds and meds" corridor in Camden, using eminent domain, if needed. It's also leasing office space in the city. Calling new CEO Kris Kolluri, a former political aide and state transportation commissioner, "very qualified," board member Robert Mortensen added, "the process . . . did not, in my opinion, include the proper preliminary work," including establishing a job description and conducting a search.
June 2, 2014 |
Stroll the former Henry Rowan estate off Bridge Street in Westampton, and you may well appreciate why the prominent industrialist once chose to live on its 83 rustic acres. Its stately brick mansion dates to 1786, and its several brooks meander through woods and alongside farm fields that run for 1,000 feet along the scenic Rancocas Creek. Yet some see it as the perfect spot for ball fields, bleachers, overhead lights, hot dog stands, and parking lots. Which will it be? On Thursday, Burlington County will hold the second of two hearings on its plan to donate to the town of Westampton the former Rowan farmstead, which it acquired in 2007 for $4.5 million.
May 19, 2014 |
Freshman Michael Elfreth (St. Augustine) had his first career four-hit game for Widener, which notched a 5-4 triumph at No. 24 Marietta in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament Mideast Regional in Ohio. Justin Healey (Ocean City) recorded three hits while Michael Riverso (Neumann-Goretti) and Nicholas Enos (Williamstown) got two apiece for the Pride (33-11). Kutztown 3, Shepherd 2 - With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Brady McNab (Archbishop Wood) took a full-count walk with the bases loaded to bring in the game-winning run in a win-or-go home game at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regionals in West Lawn, Pa. Misericordia 1, Rowan 0 - The second-seeded Profs (33-12)
May 18, 2014 |
Addressing 2,500 graduating students Friday at Rowan University, Gov. Christie told the story of his Sicilian grandmother to extol the virtues of hard work. "Today, what you are receiving . . . is something that sets the stage," Christie said at the ceremony. "I believe in the end, what will determine your success or your failure will be how hard you're willing to work," he said. "In the end, I think that's the determining factor in most success or failure in life, is how you get yourself out of bed every morning, what you see when you look in the mirror, and then what you're willing to do once you walk out the door.
May 11, 2014 |
In his own fast-paced world of soccer, Scott Leacott has had little time for reflection, which is why he welcomed one of the great honors of a playing career long ended and a coaching career going strong. On May 18, Leacott will be inducted into the South Jersey Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood. Leacott, 42, starred at Delran and enjoyed a successful college career at Division I Philadelphia Textile (now Philadelphia University) and Rowan.
May 9, 2014 |
GLASSBORO Rowan University's president on Wednesday recommended a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. President Ali A. Houshmand told the board of trustees, who ultimately will set the price, that his 2014-15 proposal meets his pledge that increases never exceed the rate of inflation. "We genuinely wanted to come up with facts and figures before we made the final decision," Houshmand told the trustees and about 15 students who attended a tuition hearing on campus.
April 18, 2014 |
GLASSBORO To accommodate larger crowds as student enrollment rises, Rowan University will hold this year's commencement on its football field instead of its traditional location, the school announced Wednesday. The university initially planned to hold the main graduate and undergraduate ceremonies on the University Green, outside Bunce Hall, the oldest building on campus. That space can hold 10,000 people, university spokesman Joe Cardona said: 2,000 students and 8,000 guests. But 11,000 people showed up last year, he said, and 1,000 visitors were left standing.
April 15, 2014 |
GLASSBORO Nearly 900 Rowan University students fanned out across Glassboro on Sunday for the "Back to the Boro" neighborhood cleanup in what has become an annual outpouring of sweat equity - and appreciation - for the town that hosts them nine months of the year. On a gorgeous, summerlike day ideal for sunbathing and otherwise loafing, students from 150 campus groups instead helped residents with household chores, cleaned along roads, and put in time at community centers. "They get to see who we really are," Joe Niccoli, 20, a criminal justice major, said as he scrubbed William and Rita Capelli's bathroom.
April 11, 2014 |
STRATFORD Gov. Christie will be the speaker at Rowan University's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 16, the school announced Wednesday. The move was approved by the university's board of trustees at its meeting Wednesday. Arthur Levine, the president of the Princeton-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was chosen to speak at the university's graduate commencement May 15. University administrators credited Christie and last year's commencement speaker, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)