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Champs in Trenton brings out local talent

Three years ago Scott Lettera had no idea that his passion for video games and Japanese culture would collide and throw him center stage. Now things are different. During the week Lettera (22) is a typical TCNJ student with a Computer Science major, but when he isn’t designing apps for android phones, and playing his…

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Jamal Eric Watson the hardest working professor at Mercer?

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Written by: Noelle Gilman and Laura Pollack  Prof. Jamal Eric Watson, who teaches full-time in Mercer’s English Department, was also an instructor at five other colleges on campuses located as far as 80 miles apart, in the fall 2011 semester. In all, his course load totaled 17 classes, the equivalent of simultaneously teaching full-time at…

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Jersey professor Jamal Eric Watson under investigation by college and police

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  Written by: Noelle Gilman, Laura Pollack and Kellie Rendina According to second year Liberal Arts major Stephen Middleton, Mercer Professor Jamal Eric Watson told his Sociology 209 class on Wednesday April 4 that, due to his involvement in a rally supporting Trayvon Martin held on the Mercer quad last week, the college has asked…

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MCCC spends $160,000 on big new signs

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Written by: Laura Pollack The week of February 27, Mercer completed a project to install large digital display signs in front of both entrances to the West Windsor campus and smaller electronic signs in the student center. The project, which cost 160,000 dollars according to Mercer’s President Dr. Patricia Donohue, has faced a mixed response.…

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NJ’s strongest students invited to Trenton to witness vote to cut their funding

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Written by: Laura Pollack Student ambassadors from the nineteen community colleges in New Jersey gathered at the state house in Trenton on Monday, March 5 to watch legislators vote on bill A1176 which would drastically cut their scholarship funding once they transfer to four year colleges. The students, including three from Mercer, watched as state…

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Homeless youth benefit from 500 mile local charity bike ride

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“It’s hard when you are cold and don’t have a place to sleep at night and know you can’t go home,” said Felix Green, outreach counselor at Anchor House, an organization that has been helping homeless and at risk youth and their families since 1978. Prior to calling Anchor House his employer, Green called it…

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