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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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Tuition hikes and increased student fees: in dragon year, no economic relief for Mercer students

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Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival,” marks the end of winter for China and other parts of the world. The exact date of the festival is based on the cycles of the moon but generally falls in late January or early February. The Chinese zodiac rotates on a 12-year cycle with each…

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for hospitality program’s new kitchen

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To celebrate the opening of Mercer County Community College’s new teaching kitchen, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on September 14, 2011. The building of the new kitchen was done to help accommodate the growing number of students that are entering into the college’s hospitality and culinary programs. The kitchen, made possible by Federal Perkins…

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Hurricane Irene flooding complicates first day of classes

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  Following Hurricane Irene West Windsor Township was in a state of emergency Sunday August 28 through Wednesday August 31.  That weekend was also the fist week of classes for Mercer’s Fall 2011 Term.  While classes were cancelled on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28, Mercer reopened Monday. “Every class is important,” said President…

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