August 30, 2012 — A Long-awaited Higher Ed Law

Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus on August 22 to sign a law that will merge most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers’ Piscataway/New Brunswick and Newark campuses and the School of Osteopathic Medicine into Rowan University in Glassboro. Rowan and Rutgers-Camden will form a partnership in life sciences education and research. During the event, according to NJBIZ, Christie said, “Rutgers now has "all the things that make a top-flight state university" with the addition of the medical school, dental school, nursing school and public health school. The governor also said the legislation will help Rutgers compete for students and federal dollars, and will create economic opportunities. Read the full NJBIZ report at