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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