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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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Refund policy prevents students from getting a full refund if they drop out of class once the semester has started

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Effective summer of 2013, Mercer will enact a new refund policy which prevents students from receiving a 100% discount once a course has begun. This follows a recent $4.00 increase in tuition, approved by the Mercer Board of Trustees for Aug. 2013, previously covered by the VOICE. The new refund policy, beginning in the 2013…

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Tuition is increased by four dollars per credit, effective August 2013

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By: Brandon Castro   Effective Aug. 2013, the Mercer County Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $4.00 per credit increase in student tuition ($1 of which is a technology fee), as well as a $5.00 per credit increase for out of county students, in order to offset reduced income due to low enrollment…

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President Obama supports renewable energy. Mercer’s solar farm is one of the 17 Solar Energy Zones.

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By: John Liccardo     On July 24, 2012, in conjunction with the U. S. Department of Energy, the U. S. Department of the Interior released a report on the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Study. This established a preliminary set of 17 Solar Energy Zones and outlined the process for industry, the public and other…

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Mercer County Community College files faulty crime data for at least three years

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On April 5, 1986, Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Clery was, according to police reports, beaten, tortured, sodomized, raped and strangled in her own dorm room by another Lehigh student. No one had told Jeanne’s parents or the parents of her many classmates about the 38 violent crimes that had happened on the campus in the…

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14,000 Mercer students’ private information accessed

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Written by: Laura Pollack and Mariana Braz A security breach of Mercer’s student data files took place on August 24, 2012 according to a letter that was sent out to more than 14,000 students on September 28. From Mercer’s computer lab, the student was able to access the personal information, including social security numbers. According…

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