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Governor Christie Becomes a Popular Man on Campus

By Monica Miller, WBGO News
Newark. September 3, 2013

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Governor Chris Christie takes pictures with NJIT students

Some students kicked off the fall semester with a visit from New Jersey’s Governor. He’s spending taxpayer money on construction projects to give state universities and colleges a modern touch.

Governor Chris Christie is a popular man on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.. He’s announced the college is getting an $86.3 million improvement project to provide a state-of-the-art facility to keep New Jersey’s best and brightest from leaving the state.  

“When they leave, they get that first internship out of state maybe. Maybe they meet the person they fall in love with that’s from that state and never come back. We don’t want that to happen. We don’t want that to happen to our students here in New Jersey if we can provide them with a high quality alternative.”

The state is spending $1.3 billion on higher education infrastructure improvements. It’ll buy 176 projects across the state for four year institution as well as community colleges. 

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