The alumni association of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark is now on record against the proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden and Rowan universities.
The association, which represents several thousand alumni, made public a letter to Rutgers' governing boards today. It questions the provenance of the original proposal -- widely and rightly criticized as ill-conceived -- as well as the rather fuzzy alterna-merger plan now making the political and media rounds.
"(T) he structure of Rutgers should not be decided behind closed doors by a small group that represents neither the University as a whole nor the public it serves," the association writes (amen to that).
"Neither the economic consequences of the original merger proposal nor the potential costs of some yet-to-be-announced 'compromise' have received any public examination," the letter continues (amen, again).