Originally posted by mkollar: I've said it my prior posts but there were very few who seemed to want to understand the reality of way was going down. Now that this monstrosity has passed, it will be very interesting to see how the academic and higher education establishment across the country weigh in on this. Upstream is on point: let's see what the AAU thinks of it. The Nebraska fiasco was one of the first situations discussed behind closed doors and it is still of significant concern to a number of departments in the University.
I only hope the BOT has the cojones to vote this down unanimously. Obviously the politicized BOG hasn't had the best interests of the University at heart for the last 56 years, otherwise they would have been far more vocal about the consistent reduction in funding that has take place.
As an aside, it woul behoove all in the state who are alumni of Rutgers to look carefully at how your so-called representatives voted on this issue and how they have voted in the past on budgetary matters for Rutgers. They will all be coming up for reelection in 2013.?
This post was edited on 6/28 11:04 PM by mkollar
Stack the town halls or whatever public forums they have and ask them three simple questions:
1.) what specifically have you done to support Rutgers, NJ's State University, over your term in office? 2.) what specifically will you do over your next term in office to support Rutgers, NJ's State University? 3.) how much financial support are you willing to fight for for Rutgers, NJ's State University to help move Rutgers into the ranks of the Top 25 universities in the country and place it among the Top 50 in the world?