Tag Archive: Governance

Rutgers Complex Governance Isn’t Really All that Complex: Part 1 of Improving Rutgers Governance

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Understanding Rutgers governance is really just a simple matter of understanding that Rutgers fulfills three missions that have developed over time. Rutgers was founded as a colonial college in 1766, became a land grant university in 1864, and agreed to become New Jersey’s public university in 1956 with the establishment of the Rutgers Compact between the Rutgers Board of Trustees and The State of New Jersey.  

Rush Holt on Budget

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On August 1, while John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and their colleagues were threatening to shut down the government, Rush Holt gave a speech describing the budget debate as:

at its heart, a debate between two visions for America. One side envisions rebuilding our country, investing in jobs and education and infrastructure, and rising from the Great Recession as a stronger and more resilient Nation. The other side accepts a pessimistic vision of a weakened America with a shrunken government-a Nation hampered by deep cuts to the safety net and hobbled by a refusal to invest in our future.

I couldn’t agree more. And, like the Honorable Representative from the 12th District, I hold with the former.

Here’s the full text, after the jump, of his August 1, 2011 speech. It will be in the Congressional Record as soon as it is updated – assuming, of course, that funds will be budgeted for updating and maintaining the Congressional Record.