Rutgers University's board will vote today to restore a luxury recruiting center -- with a full supply of plasma televisions -- after donors gave $5 million after the expense was cut from a $102 million renovation of the football stadium, The Star-Ledger reported. The funds were cut amid complaints about cost overruns on the stadium, at a time that the economic woes of New Jersey were forcing major cuts in other sports, not to mention academics at the university, and many faculty members were complaining about excess spending on football. A spokesman for a group opposing the elimination of sports besides football issued a statement: "What's more important: the reinstatement of the best and the brightst student athletes, or a recruiting lounge?"
- Outside Help on the Way?
- Quick Takes: Why Students Lean Left, Reforms Pledged of Rutgers Athletics, Shooting Death at Northeast Lakeview, NIH Oversight of Emory, Gay Rights Supporters Arrested at Palm Beach Atlantic, SUNY Students Want to Pay More, From Hopkins to Salk Institute
- Temple cuts highlight cost of big-time football
- 'Confessions of a Spoilsport'
- Big Ten expansion frustrates left-out faculty
- Creating a Ruckus at Rutgers (Again)
- Another Round at Rutgers
- Quick Takes: No Approval for 'Emergency' Transfer Survey, Details and Disputes on AP Scandal, Dolly Closes Some Campuses, Medical Information Project, Sports Secrecy at Rutgers, Berkeley Wins Construction Battle, Federal Spanking Policy
Search for Jobs