A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed by the school after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice after becoming aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
Rutgers University officials have confirmed that former interim senior vice president and general counsel John Wolf remains on the school's legal staff, but they say he won't hold a leadership position.
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi was scheduled to host a town hall meeting in Newark to discuss his strategic plan for all school campuses, but the chat was diverted every so often to the hottest Rutgers topic at hand.
Rutgers is turning to former dean Carl Kirschner to run its athletic department amid the basketball scandal that led to the firing of coach Mike Rice and the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti.
Rutgers officials are reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, and the university is planning to hire a consultant to do an independent review of how the school handled Rice's situation…