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Some doubt Christie’s word on tuition parity

11-29-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Latino leaders disagree over how to interpret Gov. Chris Christie's recent comments about a bill granting in-state tuition for students living in the U.S. illegally. Christie told the Latino Leadership Alliance last month he ...

Rutgers hires firm for bullying investigation

11-27-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has hired a law firm to investigate bullying allegations against a former football player against an assistant coach. University lawyer John Farmer Jr. had announced last week that he would conduct a ...

Princeton to offer meningitis B vaccine to 6,000

11-26-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says a meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available on campus starting Dec. 9 to nearly 6,000 students. The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B ...
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Asm. Johnson Says Assembly Plans to Mirror Senate DREAM Act Bill

11-26-13
Assemblyman Gordon Johnson says those in the Assembly plan to make some adjustments to the DREAM Act bill to include an option for undocumented students to receive financial assistance.

Immigrant tuition bill will go to Christie ‘as is’

11-26-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Legislature doesn't plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie's suggested changes. Christie on Monday said he would not sign the bill that passed the Senate because its benefits are ...

Christie: In-state tuition bill benefits too rich

11-25-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would not sign the version of an immigrant tuition bill passed by the state Senate. Christie says the Senate bill grants richer benefits than the federal Dream Act and could make New ...

Rutgers report: University handled Sandy well

11-25-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University task force has found the university handled Superstorm Sandy well but offers some areas for improvement. The document says the state's flagship public university needs to come up with plans to make ...

8th case of meningitis confirmed at Princeton

11-22-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is reporting its eighth case of meningitis this year. Princeton Spokesman Martin Mbugua (BOO'-gwah) says a female student developed meningitis symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized Thursday. Mbugua ...
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U.S. Ed Secretary Says NJ Is Showing Courage In Education

11-21-13
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that New Jersey is showing courage with the education changes and improving the system for students.

NJ university reports meningitis case

11-21-13
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A case of meningitis has been reported at Monmouth University. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1baAzDx ) reports that the university's president sent a letter to the school community saying an employee of the campus ...