In "Cleaning up after U. Athletics," RU Economics professor Mark Killingsworth presents a well-argued opinion piece in today's Targum, in which he defends new RU president Robert Barchi's call for a reduction in the amount of money that Rutgers is spending on athletics (which cost over $28 million each year). Killingsworth was among those who has led a vote by the SAS faculty for deep cuts to the athletics budget. If Barchi pursues his current position regarding athletics, the story could easily make national news. In any event, the controversy would make for a fascinating research topic.
A blog for the course Research in the Disciplines: College! (01:355:201) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Students should also be sure to check out the Sakai site for this course for syllabus and assignment information. Blogs of students in the course will be added below, joining student blogs dating back to Spring 2010, when I first taught the course.