From Rob Snyder’s blog, One Rutgers:
“At the University Senate meeting Friday, Interim Chancellor Philip Yeagle passionately described Rutgers-Newark as a school “on a journey from excellence to preeminence” in its enduring effort to combine “equality, access and excellence” in higher education.
President Robert Barchi, addressing the same meeting, was equivocal. He expressed discomfort with the idea of New Brunswick as a “flagship” or “main” campus, but waffled on whether Rutgers-Newark is an equal member of the elite academic bodies (like the AAU and CIC) that bring prestige to Rutgers-New Brunswick.
At stake are more than just titles and acronyms. If New Brunswick demotes Newark to second-tier status our students, our faculty and our home city will all suffer.”
Read the rest of the blog post here.