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Rutgers trying to repair image after Rice scandal

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 11:16 a.m. CST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University took steps to publicly address the fallout from the scandal over its men’s basketball coach, announcing an expected independent review and hiring a respected former state attorney general as the new top lawyer for the school.

The measures, announced at the first board of governors meeting since coach Mike Rice was fired last week, were intended to get the university back on track during a time of transformation. Rutgers is absorbing most parts of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, including two medical schools, and is working on a strategic plan for how to catapult the school to be among the highest-regarded public universities in the nation.