By Chase Brush
Can ambitious plans transform Rutgers into ‘one of the nation’s great universities?’
Student protests, commencement speaker cancellations, and the return of a Senate president-led political power grab — despite its best efforts, Rutgers University has had a hard time keeping itself out of headlines in recent months. But that apparently hasn’t kept its top administrators from forging ahead on big plans to revitalize an aging campus and chart broadly a course for the future.
Two initiatives — a strategic plan, approved earlier this year and now in various stages of enactment, and a physical master plan, still being formulated — are working to reshape the state’s flagship institution for a new generation of students and faculty.