And there in the article is a mention of that very fact, and of a student/alumni group called the Rutgers 1000 that was trying to eliminate or at least downgrade our league affiliation. Which I have just joined.
I'm proud of Rutgers. It's a "public ivy", a state university with programs and faculty and students that could rank with elite privates. Or it was. Now the average SAT of the students is *below* that of Trenton State College, which is a fine school, but it's not *Rutgers*. A selective state university is one of the things that drives good state public education - if students must be on a certain level to get in, the public schools must ensure there are such students.
I hate seeing this, I really do.