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STORRS, Conn. -- Rachel Kruze's goal in the 79th minute helped West Virginia post a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Rutgers last night in the Big East women's soccer semifinals. The Mountaineers, making their second straight Big East title appearance, got on the board first at 15:34, when Chrissie Abbott converted a penalty kick for her conference-leading 19th goal of the year.
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Big East Football

November 9, 2002 -- KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - First the Miami Hurricanes found themselves trailing Rutgers going into the fourth quarter. Then they were passed in the writers' poll by Oklahoma. Then Ohio State leapfrogged them in the BCS ratings.
The undefeated, reigning national champions say they have had enough.



McCormick on Rutgers

Today's media coverage of my meeting yesterday afternoon with Gov. James E. McGreevey may have left a misimpression that I have already endorsed in its entirety the report and recommendations of the Commission on Health Science, Education, and Training. Given the extreme importance of this issue, I feel I must clarify the misperception.
Rutgers Media Relations - Clarification of media reports of statements by Richard L. McCormick, president-designate

More on the restructuring

NEW BRUNSWICK -- One month after Gov. McGreevey embraced a bid to reshape the state's research universities, criticism of the plan has begun emerging from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

The leader of the Rutgers University Senate yesterday said the Commission on Health Science Education and Training had not made a strong enough case for its proposal to craft competing universities in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden out of Rutgers, UMDNJ and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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Like many of us, I took the liberty of writing to the Governor to express my dissatisfaction with his plan to rename
Rutgers. In my letter, I was very direct and to the point, but I maintained a respectful, professional tone.

Today, in the mail, I received a letter from his office thanking me for my "dedication, hard work and committment
toward improving the quality of life in New Jersey". In the letter, he then proceeded to invite me to the next "Town Hall
Meeting" in Morris County, on Nov. 14th, at 7pm, at the County College of Morris.

The letter went on to remind me that "we must dedicate ourselves to the immediate challenges of providing for the
security of our families and neighbors, to have a Government that lives within its means and to insure that our children
have excellent schools that teach knowledge and character".

Now, you be the judge...is this letter sincere, or just a calculated effort to attempt to sway me to his point of view on the
topic of RU? Either way, I'm not about to be swayed.

I don't know how many of the visitors to the site live in Morris County or nearby, but I think this would be an excellent forum
to have our arguments heard for keeping the Rutgers name. I'm sure there will be Town Hall Meetings in other counties
as well. Keep an eye out for them.

Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net

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