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Rutgers Reorganization Bill is Finalized

Legislation carrying out a major restructuring of Rutgers University in Camden, New Brunswick and Newark is being finalized for introduction, perhaps as early as Monday.

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The proposal would have Rutgers University absorb the assets of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark and New Brunswick except University Hospital.

In South Jersey, Rutgers-Camden would be split from the rest of the university system and funded separately. A joint Rutgers-Rowan University governing board would be created.

The proposal follows months of talks on how to realign the schools.

A draft of the bill was obtained by The Associated Press.

Gov. Chris Christie proposed a higher education realignment in January, but his plan met with opposition from factions in the South and North.

This bill is a hybrid of the original proposal.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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