30 Issues: Garden State Higher Ed

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

We follow up on a few topics in New Jersey education we didn't get to earlier this week with John Mooney of Chris Christie's higher education record, the controversial mergers and acquisitions at Rutgers, and the Barbara Buono charge that tuition at Rutgers has increased 10% under Christie.


John Mooney

Comments [5]

Bob from Pelham, NY

"Alma Mater" is Latin for nourishing mother; it's not gender-neutral, so keeping the feminine reference for the university institution is correct (as opposed to the obsolete masculine reference for a long co-ed student body).

(When one can't get to work on the New Haven line, there is time to look up trivia like this!)

Sep. 27 2013 11:20 AM
Barbara K from Shark River Hills NJ

The Rutgers song is to the Alma Mater--Of course its a SHE!! Mater is mother.

Sep. 27 2013 11:20 AM
Rita Watson

Remind Brian that "alma Mater" is Latin and Female. Mater means Mother, therefore - Rutgers remains a "she" in the gender neutral new Alma Mater song.

Sep. 27 2013 11:20 AM
Jack from West Caldwell NJ

Rutgers is referred to as "she" in its Alma Mater because it is not the Alma Pater.

Sep. 27 2013 11:18 AM
Tim Hudson from NY

Really, Rutgers professors don't make enough? Do your research next time before making baseless claims.

Sep. 27 2013 11:12 AM

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