We need Everyone's assistance
Most, if not all, of the Rutgers graduates and students would not like to see the name of our institution changed. We can let our voice be heard.
Please contact your state legislator and let her or she know on no uncertain terms that you disagree with this action and it will effect your vote come election time. Below you will find a link on how to find out your legislator contact information. Please let them know today.
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McGreevey said the 177-year-old Rutgers name would be incorporated into one of the schools, but that's not good enough for Mike Fasano.
An attorney and 1975 graduate of Rutgers-Camden Law School who has donated to his alma mater and the Rutgers athletics department, Fasano said he will never again open his wallet if the plan is implemented.
"I won't donate another penny to any branch of Rutgers University ever again because the name Rutgers means something," said Fasano, who is also one of the directors of rutgersfootball.com, an Internet site devoted to Rutgers sports.
What will happen to college sports?
Gov. James E. McGreevey yesterday embraced a proposal to redraw the state's higher-education map, contending it will raise New Jersey's profile in health-care education, training and research.
The proposal calls for replacing Rutgers, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a single system that features separate and competing universities in Newark, New Brunswick and Camden.
The system would remove administrative "walls" that now hamper collaborations between doctors, research scientists and scholars from varied disciplines, said Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, chairman of the Commission on Health Science, Education and Training, which formally released its long-awaited report yesterday.
University of N.J. would absorb Rutgers, UMDNJ
GAME BALL GOES TO: CB Shawn Seabrooks The senior had five solo tackles and three assists, among them three tackles for losses, against West Virginia.
KEEP AN EYE ON: LB Jarvis Johnson Coming off the bench, he had four solo tackles and seven assists and broke up a pass. He is only a sophomore.
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Around the Big East
Syracuse is in uncharted waters, and the Good Ship Orange is taking on enough water to end North Jersey's drought as it sinks toward its first losing season under 12th-year coach Paul Pasqualoni.
Saturday's 17-16 loss at Temple had to be a numbing setback for the Orangemen (1-5), and late-season contests against No. 3 Virginia Tech and No. 1 Miami should all but guarantee their first losing season since 1986.
Syracuse had not lost to Temple since 1983 and booted away its opportunity to force overtime when Collin Barber's extra-point attempt in the final minute clanged off the left upright.
'Cuse looks for island amid a sea of troubles
Yes, Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey is a Heisman Trophy candidate. His sub-par performance in another big game, this time against Florida State in the 28-27 victory, might hurt his chances of winning the coveted award, but barring an absolute collapse, he'll be one of the five players invited to New York for the ceremony.
Still, if the balloting was held tomorrow, Dorsey might not merit an invitation to the Big East Player of the Year awards ceremony in Providence, R.I. (If there were such a thing, of course). Halfway through the season, these five would:
Heisman? Dorsey isn't among best in conference
Seton Hall and the YES Network reached agreement yesterday to broadcast a number of the school's athletic events and a show with basketball coach Louis Orr.
The network will air 10 magazine-format shows beginning in December that will give viewers an insight into Seton Hall basketball and the school's athletic program.
Hall bounces to YES
Around the Nation
When Notre Dame's Tyrone Willingham and Michigan State's Bobby Williams shook hands on a football field last month in East Lansing, Mich., it was a rare moment: The two of them, old friends, represented one-half of the African-American head coaches among the 117 major college programs in the nation.
Success fails to open college doors for black football coaches
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