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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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Faculty Profile: Professor Lucas Kelly

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“People have an idea of what art is and it usually involves this blessed group of people that have been gifted this magic that no one else can learn. I don’t believe that; [art is] a learned skill,” says Lucas Kelly, art professor at Mercer. Kelly carries this concept into his approach to teaching: “When…

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Sheriff Larkin apologizes for interrupting class, violating visitor policy

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Mercer administrators sent a letter officially reprimanding County Sheriff Kevin C. Larkin for interrupting a State and Local Politics class (POL 205) held on the evening of February 1. As reported in the Voice’s Feb. 18 article “Law and disorder,” Larkin ent ered the class after receiving a text message from a student in the…

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Two LGBT students file grievances against Security Guard Kevin Larkin Jr. who has be fired

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Mercer Security officer Kevin Larkin Jr., son of Mercer County Sheriff Kevin Larkin, is no longer employed at Mercer. The personnel action followed two incident reports filed by LGBTF members against Larkin Jr. Although there has been no official confirmation from administration that the complaints were the specific reason that Larkin Jr.’s employment was terminated,…

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Law and disorder: Sheriff interrupts class

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Mercer County Sheriff Kevin C. Larkin and what appeared to be a female aide interrupted a State and Local Politics Class (POL 102) held in MS 205, at Mercer’s West Windsor Campus on February 1. Associate Professor Michael Glass was conducting a discussion of what changes students would propose to the state budget to avoid…

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