Rutgers University Student Assembly members are taking a stand against the university branch location closing of the former $2 million Rutgers University Student and Alumni Credit Union, the university’s newspaper reported Thursday. RUSACU was recently acquired by the $2.03 billion, Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Affinity FCU.

RUSA members voiced their concerns over RUSAFCU’s closing at a campus meeting Wednesday, The Daily Targum said. RUSACU signed a contract to merge with Affinity FCU in July 2010, leading to the consolidation of RUSAFCU’s board of directors and an upcoming move of the credit union’s operating location from the Rutgers Student Center to an Affinity location, Rutgers University Committee chair Kristen Clarke told The Daily Targum.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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