Higher Education

Rutgers opts to keep Weinstein money as California school rejects it

The University of Southern California is turning down a $5 million gift from embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, less than a week after Rutgers University announced it will not return a smaller donation Weinstein made to that school. Rutgers reaffirmed that decision Tuesday, after more actresses came forward accusing Weinstein of harassing them, including Gwyneth […]

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Stockton U. President Issues Statement Regarding Bust Removal

POMONA, N.J. –Stockton University’s president has officially released a statement regarding the recent temporary removal of a bust of the school’s controversial namesake, Richard Stockton. Early Monday, Aug. 28th, Stockton President Harvey Kesselman issued a statement addressing concerns and comments from the Stockton and surrounding communities about removing the bust from the library late last […]


SEE, I TOLD YOU SO: Stockton declares war on its namesake, a signer of the Declaration of Independence

When they came of the Confederate monuments after Charleston, Save Jerseyans, history nerds like yours truly protested the inevitable slippery slope. If Robert E. Lee needs to go over slavery… what about George Washington? Or Jefferson? Could the calls for Mount Vernon and Monticello to be shuttered be far behind? Where do we draw the […]

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$925K mansion bought for Rowan University’s president won’t be taxed

HARRISON TWP. — The 5,700-square-foot house where Rowan University’s president lives was made exempt from about $26,000 in property taxes this year. Ali Houshmand, who has been Rowan’s president since 2012, moved to a house in the Forest Walk development last year after the university’s foundation purchased it for $925,000. In October 2016, the university […]


REPORT: Rutgers mandates “microaggression” freshman course

This is your tax dollars at work, Save Jerseyans. h/t Reason.com: As part of a $175 student orientation package, Rutgers University requires all incoming freshmen take a course on the “big impact” of microaggressions, because nothing says welcome to college like a mandatory seminar on safe spaces and offensive phrases. Microaggressions, statements that are subtly offensive […]

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N.J. professor fired after wishing for someone to ‘shoot’ Trump

What is it that Chris Christie said about Montclair residents? Maybe it’s something in the water…? Montclair State University’s Kevin Allred, who has appeared on liberal media and is best known for teaching a course called “Politicizing Beyoncé”, is reportedly out of a job after threatening President Donald Trump on Twitter, Save Jerseyans. “I wish someone would […]

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Cory Booker (D-Twitter) Tells Students Life “Is Not About Celebrity”

“Corruption scandals. Skyrocketing crime. Abandoned allies. There are reasons why New Jersey is lukewarm about its own Sen. Cory Booker—even while the rest of the country swoons,” wrote The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi back in 2014.  Since arriving in the Senate? Booker (D-Twitter) remains more sizzle than steak, impressing observers with his tweeting prowess more […]

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DiMaio Pushes ‘Snooki Bill’ to Cap N.J. College Speaking Fees

Snooki and JWoww’s summers at the Jersey Shore are ancient history, Save Jerseyans, but one New Jersey legislator wants to make sure the former never gets another giant payday from one of the Garden State’s institutions of higher education. On Monday,  A714/S2355 sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio (R-Warren) advanced on a 6-0 vote to the […]

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UPDATE: Rutgers President Openly Lobbies for Illegal Immigrants

Do you remember, back in December, when Rutgers President Robert Barchi indicated his openness to a university-wide “sanctuary campus,” Save Jerseyans, where illegal immigrants could work/learn/hang out without fear of federal action? Well, on Tuesday, Barchi took it to the next level and came out in favor of the so-called Bridge Act. “Many students at […]

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Princeton Swim Team Has Season Canceled Over Locker Room Talk

Princeton University suspended its men’s swimming program for the rest of the season after the discovery of internal team emails the school described as “racist,” “misogynistic,” and “offensive.” The emails in question were part of a school-sponsored email listserv used by members of the men’s swimming and diving team. The school isn’t revealing what was […]


ROONEY RANTS: Rutgers should think long, hard before going the ‘Sanctuary Campus’ route

While you were Christmasing at the end of last week, Save Jerseyans, our friends at Rutgers University were striking another blow for progressivism. It came in the form of University President Robert Barchi responding to reports/speculation/fears/hysteria related to President-elect Donald Trump’s expected changes to U.S. immigration enforcement. Like other universities across the country, plenty of his […]

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5 N.J. professors make conservative group’s ‘watchlist’

PRINCETON — When Peter Singer heard a conservative group put out a new watchlist singling out college professors with “leftist” and “radical agendas,” the veteran Princeton University professor was not surprised to hear he was on it. Singer, a professor of bioethics, has come under fire in the past for his controversial views on animal […]


Rutgers favors the long-dead over its loan-battered living

Yes, we routinely give Rutgers University’s administration a healthy dose of grief here at Save Jersey. Don’t feel bad; it’s all well deserved. Taking hundreds of millions of dollars in tax dollars to transform a legendary, historic institution into a liberal think tank is an act worth of derision. I’m also an alumnus of the […]

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