Did you really think Chris Christie would turn his back on the guy who has helped Christie pass bill after bill through a minority-Republican legislature?
The only question seemingly remaining is what name the combined institution will take. As always, this blog's position is contrary to the prevailing sentiment - kind of. What is happening to Rutgers-Camden is a tragedy, but considering the re-acquisition of the unjustly stolen UMDNJ-New Brunswick, the deal is still a considerable gain for Rutgers in New Brunswick.
HOWEVER, the merged institution MUST NOT be allowed to bear the Rutgers name under ANY circumstances if it is not fully bound to the Rutgers Board of Governors. Let's face it - the combined Rutgers-Camden/Rowan will be a clown college that will solely exist as a patronage mill for George Norcross. Students and academics will flee in droves as he pillages the university for all resources to prop up his failed and bankrupt medical school, driving the institution into the ground as Norcross has with the rest of his fiefdom in Camden. Given that certainty, the combined institution must not be allowed to sully the independent reputation and academic prestige of Rutgers University under any circumstances. Keeping a foreign entity as part of Rutgers will create a cancer; Rut-Row must be expunged before its sickness and precedent of politics taking precedence over academics can be allowed to spread and cause further damage and decay.