Rider names institute after Rebovich

The Rider Institute for New Jersey Politics will be renamed in honor of its late founder and managing director, David Rebovich.

Rebovich, a political scientist and prolific media commentator who wrote a column for PolitickerNJ.com, died suddenly of a heart attack in October.

The school also announced that the institute will be directed by veteran Democratic political operative Ben Dworkin, a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University. Dworkin has recently worked for several communications firms in New York and New Jersey, and started off his New Jersey political career as an aide and protégé of the late state Sen. Matthew Feldman. Rider names institute after Rebovich