As New Jersey struggles with a billion dollar budget deficit, we urge you to make some of your first and deepest budget-balancing cuts in the funding for Rutgers. This represents a sharp reversal in our past positions but the evidence mounts that Rutgers under President McCormick simply wastes money and is not deserving of the public trust or the public’s dollars.
We also urge you to take steps to correct this and to put Rutgers back on a course to academic success:
* Appoint fiscally prudent people of substance to the Rutgers BoG, which currently is largely populated by lightweight dimwitted jocksniffers.
* Instruct President McCormick to fire Athletic Director Robert Mulcahy for cause, immediately.
* Instruct the Board of Governors to fire President McCormick for cause, immediately.
* Dismiss the BoG chairman, Rev. William Howard, Jr., immediately. The man is an embarrassment.
For our part, as concerned Rutgers alumni, we will withhold all donations to the school until the above four steps occur.
We also urge all New Jersey high school seniors who have Rutgers on their short list of schools to make plans to attend university elsewhere. Rutgers just is not very good and it is going to get worse before it gets better. A decade of ruinous policies has left the school a wreck and it will take a new president and several years of hard work to reverse the McCormick-Mulcahy decay.
It pains us to write these hurtful things…but this is the sorry truth and Rutgers will not begin to get better until these truths are recognized.
/s/ The Rutgers 1000 Alumni