Herbert J. Stern '58, P '03, L.L.D. '74, a retired federal judge, recently concluded his oversight of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Trustees of the university voted unanimously to take back control of the institution, and U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie announced that Stern's oversight would end.
Stern, a member of the HWS board of trustees for a decade and benefactor of Stern Hall, has been the federally appointed financial monitor in the case for nearly two years. He was a named to the post after administrators were accused of double-billing Medicaid, awarding contracts without seeking bids, and hiring people for no-show jobs.
After graduating from the University Of Chicago's Law School in 1961, Stern went to work in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where he helped investigate the shooting death of Malcolm X, and later worked for the federal Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey.
In 1973, he was appointed a federal judge, and served until early 1987; he has been in private practice ever since.
Read Federal monitor out at UMDNJ from the Thursday, Dec. 13, issue of The Star-Ledger, published in Newark.