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The nurse is in…occasionally: new nurse on campus five days per semester

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Seven out of the 19 community colleges in New Jersey offer health centers where students can get first aid treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, STD testing, physicals, flu shots, referrals and health and wellness counselling. Until now, Mercer hasn’t been one of them. This semester a nurse will be on campus for a few…

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Mercer’s MLK day: Performers celebrate King’s legacy, speakers discuss whether King’s dream has been fully realized

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On Monday January 16, at Mercer’s James Kerney campus in Trenton an “I Can Succeed” event was held to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker at the event was Mercer alumnus John H. Harmon, who is president  and founder of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.…

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Identity theft in the bookstore? A woman bought $1,500 worth of items using another student’s ID

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According to Lt. Brian Melnick, the public information officer at the West Windsor Police Department, Tiffany Chappel (41) used another student’s ID (and thus her financial aid money) in the college’s bookstore, purchasing 1,500 dollars worth of items including two tablet books, a Samsung cell phone and prepaid phone cards. Chappel was later arrested by…

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Vend print machine moved, still not near printers

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The printers are in the library, but the machine that sells the print cards is a building away, in the Student Center. After running out of money on her print card and having to forgo her place in line so she could make the trek to the Student Center to refill her card, Barbara Schaeffer,…

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Tuition hikes and increased student fees: in dragon year, no economic relief for Mercer students

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Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival,” marks the end of winter for China and other parts of the world. The exact date of the festival is based on the cycles of the moon but generally falls in late January or early February. The Chinese zodiac rotates on a 12-year cycle with each…

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Neil Simon’s Laugher on the 23rd Floor has successful run at Kelsey

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By Emily Lukasewycz & Miranda Horn Local theater company Maurer Productions staged a revival of Neil Simon’s classic comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Mercer’s Kelsey Theatre from January 27 to February 5. The generational tone of the piece did not seem specifically intended for current college students, but the opening night audience, made…

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