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With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

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Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. The difficulty of being a part time student and working full time in order to pay off school is already stressful, and now add the expense of paying for childcare services for those who are…

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Safety concerns resurface after sex offender Mercer student arrested

What happened: The crime, the suspect, the arrest Mercer student and repeated sex offender, Adam L. Woolf, was arrested following an incident at the campus gym on February 7. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree luring, three counts of fourth-degree lewdness, and five counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. A…

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Mercer County Community College faculty picket annual gala to protest contract negotiations stalemate

Each November the college hosts a gala in the Mercer Conference Center to showcase college programs for the community before the board of trustees meets and the president, Dr. Patricia Donohue, presents her annual report. This year the main hall –which usually includes large tables full of edible arrangements, ice sculptures and dozens of faculty…

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Smoking huts are now shelter to soda vending machines

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Soda and candy vending machines are now occupying three old smoking huts that were moved after Mercer County Community College’s new smoke-free policy was enacted January 1, 2013. Dr. Diane Campbell, Dean of Student and Academic Services, said in a recent interview with the VOICE that the decision on the smoke-free campus was made with…

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New smoking ban shows Mercer’s penchant for unenforceable policies

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Note: this column is part of a point counterpoint debate regarding the new policy to ban smoking on campus. Click here to read the other half. On March 29, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting to address student concerns about the proposed campus wide smoking ban. Those who attended discovered that  there was…

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