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Syracuse chief named to lead Rutgers-Newark

Local News | Jun 21, 2013

Syracuse chief named to lead Rutgers-Newark

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has a new chancellor for its Newark campus who had her own problems with a basketball program.

The university named outgoing Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor to the $385,000-a-year position on Thursday.

Cantor was criticized for her handling of molestation accusations against Syracuse men’s associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine. Cantor fired Fine in 2011 despite an earlier investigation.

One of Fine’s accusers last year admitted he fabricated the allegations and federal prosecutors announced the coach would not be charged.

Rutgers fired its basketball coach in April after a video showed him verbally and physically abusing his players.