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Handicap access at Mercer sees few changes in five years

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The Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Liberal Arts, Debra Stotland, gets to Mercer every morning at 7. She always pushes the handicap buttons for the doors she enters to make sure they work. If a button is broken she calls Security to let them know. She does on behalf of handicap students who might…

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A Subway or Wawa on campus would be a cash cow: we need real food

We’ve had enough. We’re hungry. We can’t eat any more Mercer cheeseburgers that have patties as thin as the Olsen twins. Even the salad bar has lettuce that is stale and old. When Lessings took over the college cafeteria a couple of years ago, the prices went up and food quality–which had never been that…

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Fake news: for millennials, figuring out what news to believe is getting harder

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“I was scrolling down my Facebook news when suddenly I saw that one of my friends shared an article about President Donald J. Trump cancelling visas for everyone from  Bolivia to enter the US. I was very excited and shared it in my timeline, I also give a call to my mom.” said Tamara Lobo,…

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On diverse campus, anxiety over immigration bans and deportations

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Exactly one week after his inauguration, President Donald Drumpf signed an executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The ban, which the White House later revealed had not been run by officials at the Justice Department, set off a chain of chaotic events. The ban affected green card…

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Vikings baseball looking for back to back World Series appearances

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Sophomore starting pitcher, Denny Brady, made his Mercer debut on Sunday, February 19 when the Vikings won in the season opener against the Dukes of Cumberland, 9-6. Brady, a transfer from South Carolina, made it through four solid innings giving up one earned run and five strikeouts. Brady’s only earned run of the day came…

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Enrollment decline corresponds to higher tuition

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Mercer County Community College’s enrollment has gone down again, according to an Enrollment Trends data chart that was updated January 2017. Credit hours and headcount at the West Windsor campus have dropped. An Enrollment Trends chart that compared headcount numbers and credit hours between the 2015 and 2017 school years revealed that headcount is down…

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