Gov. Chris Christie on Monday defended Rutgers University President Robert Barchi’s handling of the scandal involving men’s basketball coach Mike Rice.
Almost 19 months after Gov. Chris Christie nominated him, Martin Perez has taken his place as the newest member of the Rutgers University Board of Governors.
The hard-fought changes will give Rutgers University a medical school, through a merger with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As part of the restructuring, UMDNJ’s osteopathic school will be folded into Rowan University. The Glassboro campus will also become a research institution. The rest of UMDNJ falls under Rutgers campuses in Newark and New Brunswick.
A federal judge says a major New Jersey hospital and 12 nurses who claimed they were forced to assist in abortions over their religious and moral objections have reached a deal.
A dozen nurses in New Jersey have filed suit against the hospital where they work because the nurses don’t want to assist during abortions.
Two people were fatally shot early Saturday morning at a social club in Newark and another two people were shot in a separate incident, officials said.