26 Mar: Vitale Resolution Calling On Rutgers To Save Douglass College

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale which would urge Rutgers University to retain Douglass College as a four-year women’s college was approved by the Senate Education Committee today by a vote of 3-0, with one abstention, following a Statehouse rally by Douglass alums and State legislators supporting the college.

“Douglass College has played a major part in preparing women for leadership roles in New Jersey and throughout the country,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex. “Throughout its history, the College’s mission has changed with the changing status of women in our society, but there is still so much to be done, and Douglass’s work is far from complete. Restructuring Rutgers University to fold Douglass into their larger gen-ed picture would be a disservice to efforts empowering women in New Jersey.”