The Rutgers University Board of Trustees has voted to reject any merger proposal that would result in the loss of its Camden campus.

The board voted 32 to 4 Thursday to reject any merger plan that would sever the Camden campus from Rutgers. The resolution says the school will remain open to alternative proposals only if Rutgers-Camden remains part of Rutgers University.

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed reconfiguring the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers and Rowan University.

The plan calls for a takeover of Rutgers-Camden by Rowan, based in Glassboro, and the break-up of UMDNJ, with its medical school going to Rutgers-New Brunswick and its remaining parts being renamed.

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