NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In New Jersey, a political action committee (PAC) only needs two people to put their name on paper, a chairperson and a treasurer, in order to legally exist.

Barbara G. Benson served as Women For Good Government's first Chairwoman.  She listed an address in Middlesex Boro and her occupation as an administrator at a law firm in the same municipality.

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Senator Bob Smith

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In August 2007, two women filed paperwork to create a political action committee (PAC) for the stated purpose to "help elect and support candidates to public office."  One was an official associated with the city government and the local Democratic party.

Over the next three years, "Women For Good Government" quietly raked in over $238,000, and just as quietly donated most of it to political candidates before it mysteriously ceased operations in 2010, with just over $31,000 remaining in its coffers.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Robert Barchi was named the 20th President of Rutgers University on April 11.  He is a medical doctor and currently the President of Thomas Jefferson University, a medical school in Philadelphia.

The Rutgers Board of Governors unanimously selected Barchi based on the recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee, which was chaired by Motorola CEO Greg Brown.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A section of 7th street was closed on Monday – not by road construction or police barricades, but by students from twelve states there to protest student lending giant Sallie Mae.

Thirty-six students were arrested outside the corporation's Washington, D.C. office—including Matt Cordeiro, the student body president of Rutgers University New Brunswick.

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