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Admins look at one last solution to Aviation’s budget woes, but suspend enrollment

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Mercer County Community College’s Board of Trustees along with the President and Vice President made the decision to stop accepting new students into the Aviation Technology program and are currently in the process of deciding whether or not to continue it. Dr. Guy Generals, Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs, stated in an interview…

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Student taken to court, banned from campus

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Theater Arts student and LGBTF participant Michael Stroud was banned from campus for one year by West Windsor Municipal Court Judge Mary S. Brennan, on April 27. The ban is in response to charges filed by Security Officer Joseph Pierleonardi against Stroud for harassment. Although some of the facts remain unclear it is certain that…

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Gay kiss-in still causing controversy

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At noon on February 18 the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Friends (LGBTF) club clashed with security during an SGA approved kiss-in event. The event, which took place in the Student Center, followed a tradition of non-violent awareness-raising actions and was intended to spark discussion of gay issues both on and off campus. During the event,…

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As “Megan’s Law” turns 15, are we any safer?

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What happened to megan? It was a warm afternoon in late July, 1994, when a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was beckoned across the street by her neighbor, a 33-year-old man named Jesse Timmendequas. He asked her if she wanted to see his new puppy. Once she was inside his house, he raped her then…

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Interview with a sex offender

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On March 18, 2010, VOICE reporter Daniela Rocha conducted an hour-long interview with a 27 year old sex offender named Kurt Werner at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel, NJ.  Werner volunteered to talk to the Voice in conjunction with an article on the fifteenth anniversary of New Jersey’s landmark sex offender registry…

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Tuition hike hits students where it hurts

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Starting this summer, Mercer is raising tuition by $8 per credit which works out to about a $240 per year increase for full-time students. On the surface this may not seem like much, but the hike comes at the same time as Governor Christie slashes education funding to close a gaping state budget deficit of…

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