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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.  

Transactional Politics Won’t Protect Rutgers Institutional Integrity

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Throughout his career John Farmer, the former NJ Attorney General and Current Rutgers General Counsel, has been a sane voice of reason in the most complicated of circumstances. His reasoned counsel won him recognition as one of New Jersey’s top general counsel’s this year by NJ Biz. But General Farmer’s reasoned counsel in the ongoing matter of State Senator Steve Sweeney vs. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, puts Rutgers at risk and fails to support  General Farmer’s comprehensive view of New Jersey and Rutgers history, institutional heritage, laws and public policies.