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New law makes it easier to fire NJ teachers

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Written by: Mariana Braz and Laymon Flack All K-12 teachers and students at public schools in New Jersey will be affected by the new tenure law signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 6. The Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey Act (TEACHNJ) is intended to upgrade the oldest tenure law…

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

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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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SPORTS: Local athletes

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        By Julie Einstein  The day Lane Jarred, a gynastics star from Lawrenceville, New Jersey  signed the contract that granted her a full athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University in November of 2010 changed her life forever. “It was scary and exciting and wonderful all at the same time” she said…

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Jamal Eric Watson the hardest working professor at Mercer?

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Written by: Noelle Gilman and Laura Pollack  Prof. Jamal Eric Watson, who teaches full-time in Mercer’s English Department, was also an instructor at five other colleges on campuses located as far as 80 miles apart, in the fall 2011 semester. In all, his course load totaled 17 classes, the equivalent of simultaneously teaching full-time at…

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Jersey professor Jamal Eric Watson under investigation by college and police

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  Written by: Noelle Gilman, Laura Pollack and Kellie Rendina According to second year Liberal Arts major Stephen Middleton, Mercer Professor Jamal Eric Watson told his Sociology 209 class on Wednesday April 4 that, due to his involvement in a rally supporting Trayvon Martin held on the Mercer quad last week, the college has asked…

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Mercer Money

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This infographic originally appeared in print in The VOICE’s September 2009 edition. Some of the fees noted have increased since that time, but otherwise the satirical look at the financial concerns of Mercer County Community College students is just as relevant as ever.

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