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MCCC faculty contract ratified by Board of Trustees, ends bitter dispute

For the last seven months Mercer’s faculty union and the college’s administrators have been locked in a heated negotiation over the contract. Along the way there have been protests, firings, hirings, bickering and collateral damage. When the Board of Trustees finally voted to approve the new contract on February 27, the faculty seemed to release…

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MCCC fashion program is steadily growing under Allegra Ceci’s guidance

Asia Mack, a second year fashion design student at Mercer, wasn’t sure what to major in when she finally picked fashion. She considered accounting, a choice she says seemed safer and “more practical.” “A lot of people want to go into fashion,” says Mack, “but a lot of people are afraid because their parent might…

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MCCC men’s basketball overcomes eligibility problems to rally for playoffs

In early January the Mercer Men’s Basketball team was floundering. Their roster was down to six players to begin the month due to academic eligibility issues which forced Howard Levy’s squad to play five games with no more than two players on the bench. Instead of packing it for the year, the Vikings rallied to…

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Mercer County Community College Baseball team has 5 players recognized nationally

After falling short of the region 19 championship last season, the Mercer Baseball team is returning a lot of talent to and make another run this season. Kevin Kerins’s Vikings had five players listed in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s Top 100 Junior College Players in the nation. The list includes Captain Heath Fillmyer. A sophomore and…

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Online courses at campus based colleges may be failing to educate students

When Mercer’s Professor of Education, Dr. Theresa Capra, was in her 20’s she was living on her own, paying bills, working towards her bachelor’s degree at CUNY’s Hunter College and spending much of her time –even her lunch break– commuting to classes on the New York City subway. It was, in her words, “a nightmare.”…

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MCCC students can earn a bachelor’s degree at the West Windsor campus

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Emily Magsamen, communications major at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), finished her associates of arts in general communications at Mercer on Spring 2013. Magsamen knew she wanted to continuing to pursue her bachelor’s degree, she just had to decide where to go. “I thought about transferring to Rutgers and commuting there, but that didn’t work out…

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