Archive | May, 2012

We Are Proud of the MCIA Solar Energy Project at MCCC – An open letter to the community

Submitted by MCCC President Dr. Patricia Donohue In recent weeks, there have been some questions from the community about the solar energy project to be installed by the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). I would like to correct some inaccurate perceptions and emphasize to the MCCC student body the […]

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Prof. Jamal Eric Watson resigns following probe into his credentials and criminal record

Written by: Laura Pollack and Noelle Gilman Mercer President, Dr. Patricia Donohue, confirmed for The VOICE on May 1, 2012 that English Prof. Jamal Eric Watson had tendered his resignation effective the day grades must be submitted, May 18. When asked if Watson is to be paid for his summer classes that he will no […]

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New smoking ban: right spirit, wrong strategy

Note: This column is part of a point counterpoint debate regarding a new policy to ban smoking on campus. Click here to read the other half.  The good news is smoking has finally been banned from most indoor public places, which is a great start to preventing secondhand smoke, but what about the fresh air? […]

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Speaking at Mercer, Anita Hill calls for racial and gender equality

Anita Hill, Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University,  came to speak at Mercer’s West Windsor campus Wednesday evening May 2. Hill spoke to a packed house, though few students were in attendance. She addressed a range of different issues and discussed her new book […]

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New smoking ban shows Mercer’s penchant for unenforceable policies

Note: this column is part of a point counterpoint debate regarding the new policy to ban smoking on campus. Click here to read the other half. On March 29, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting to address student concerns about the proposed campus wide smoking ban. Those who attended discovered that  there was […]

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BULLDOZING FARMS ISN’T “GREEN” – an open letter to the the community

Submitted by Richard Campbell (’00) You will soon hear a lot of self-congratulatory remarks from your administration about the solar facility it intends to build on campus. Dr. Donohue will wear a fake construction hat for a groundbreaking photo with a shiny shovel.  She’ll tell reporters how “green” the college is and how it is […]

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Enrollment decline corresponds to higher tuition

Mercer County Community College’s enrollment has gone down again, according to an Enrollment Trends data chart that was updated January […]

Transgender discussion panel succeeds despite vandalism

Including panelists, 20 people attended a transgender issues panel held at Mercer in SC 104 on April 16, 2015 despite […]

After Reddit mocks diversity disaster, college uses real student successes for promo models

When entering MCCC, you can’t miss the life-sized images of students hanging from the lamp posts lining the perimeter campus […]

STUDENT PROFILE: Interview with Colette Leonard James

The VOICE’s ongoing STUDENT PROFILES series explores the lives of individual Mercer students and their unique, surprising, often courageous stories. […]

Snyder puts Avengers on ice in Vikings home opener

Mercer County Community College’s baseball team got to play on home turf for the first time on Thursday, March 23. […]

Friends can be found even on commuter community college campus, if you look

A common complaint heard on campus is that people come to class and then immediately leave for home or to […]

New bill would tighten pedestrian responsibilities

South Jersey assemblyman Chris Brown introduced the Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act on On Feb. 6, 2017. If passed, […]

New York’s Times Square really is worth the bucket list

The array of lights, sounds, billboards, smells, the buzzing hive of activity, and all the yellow taxis have made Times […]

Philadelphia Flower Show displays feature Dutch designs and student entry takes home gold

This year the Philadelphia Flower Show theme was, “Holland Flowering the World” which inspired entrants to come up with new […]

NJ Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman addresses student questions

As the 2016 presidential election grew near, The VOICE surveyed Mercer students and found most weren’t very interested in politics, […]

What the flock? Suburban chickens rule the roost

We are in the middle of a chicken craze. Residents of towns across the state have taken to backyard poultry […]

Habit Burger: A habit that may become an addiction

Habit Burger located on Rt 1 in Lawrenceville, has given Central Jersey a touch of sunny Southern California–where the franchise […]

REVIEW: Asbury Biergarten: A taste of the Old World at the Jersey shore

Resembling an old, weathered factory with its red brick walls and charcoal color stairs, the Asbury Biergarten in Asbury Park, […]

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