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Old computer system prevents Mercer from participating in NJTransit Student Pass

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According to New Jersey Transit’s website, other local community colleges, such as Brookdale and Middlesex, offer a discount that allows students to travel to New York at a discounted fare. Even Atlantic Cape Community College and Cumberland County College, way down in south Jersey, get this discount. But Mercer students don’t get the discount even…

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How to fix Mercer’s visible ID tag policy

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According to page 44 of the current student handbook (you can find it on the MCCC website if you look hard enough), “Students must visibly display a valid MCCC ID at all times on campus.” Having an school ID card makes sense. Requiring that students display their ID visibly at all times, does not.  According…

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The nurse is in…occasionally: new nurse on campus five days per semester

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Seven out of the 19 community colleges in New Jersey offer health centers where students can get first aid treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, STD testing, physicals, flu shots, referrals and health and wellness counselling. Until now, Mercer hasn’t been one of them. This semester a nurse will be on campus for a few…

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Identity theft in the bookstore? A woman bought $1,500 worth of items using another student’s ID

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According to Lt. Brian Melnick, the public information officer at the West Windsor Police Department, Tiffany Chappel (41) used another student’s ID (and thus her financial aid money) in the college’s bookstore, purchasing 1,500 dollars worth of items including two tablet books, a Samsung cell phone and prepaid phone cards. Chappel was later arrested by…

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Can you graduate MCCC in two years?

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By: Kathleen Hirschfeld & Ken Napier While many students transfer before graduating, and lots of people attend for personal enrichment without the intention of completing a degree, the title “two-year college” may be an incorrect way to refer to Mercer. According to the most recent statistics available from the New Jersey Higher Education Commission, 5.2…

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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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