At Rutgers, Guess Which Cuts Can Be Restored

July 14, 2009

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?"

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