University merger plan gets a legislative hearing
GLASSBORO, N.J. - March 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- Students, professors and alumni get to tell New Jersey lawmakers what they think of a plan to merge Rutgers and Rowan universities and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
A joint legislative hearing will be held at Rowan's main campus in Glassboro Monday.
Rowan would take over the Camden campus of Rutgers University, including its law school, under a plan announced by Gov. Chris Christie in January.
Rutgers would absorb parts of the scandal-tainted UMDNJ, gaining a medical school.
Many at Rutgers-Camden oppose the proposal.
Christie tangled with one detractor at a town hall event. The exchange ended with the governor calling the opponent, second-year law student William Brown, an idiot.
The plan likely needs legislative approval.
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