This was at the recent BoG meeting to discuss the ramifications of the proposed $38 million cut in state funding to Rutgers.
Yet again we urge high school seniors who are deciding where to enroll in the fall: Get out of state.
Now…had Ms. Winterbauer used her minutes in front of the BoG to talk about plans for stopping the multi-million dollar waste of money on football and basketball and using those many millions to reduce the cutbacks Rutgers academics will suffer due to diminishing state support…we would have different advice for high school students.
She did not — the McCormick administration remains married to its quixotic and jock-sniffing pursuit of bigtime sports — so we do not.
Rutgers may in fact suffer even deeper cuts in academics because Gov. Corzine has said the worsening state economy is darkening the financial picture. The worse news is that New Jersey is looking at many years of economic woes with no real end in sight. That spells considerable pain for Rutgers — unless and until we have an administration that can persuasively advocate on behalf of the university’s academics. We know Dick McCormick can hit Corzine up for a few quid to fund a stadium expansion. Have you heard McCormick’s voice raised on behalf of more funding for academics?
Neither have we.
What’s holding you in New Jersey? Leave for your education, you won’t look back.