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Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the book I had for the book I needed. “They’re identically priced. I just want to use the dollars I already paid you for this book,” I thump the […]

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Switch from Integrow to Colleague computer portal brings glitches and frosty reception on campus

Colleague

Mercer’s ancient computer system, known as Integrow has finally gotten a revamp. The new system, known as “Colleague” is still being phased in, but the student and faculty portal, which replaced the old MyMercer access page, went online March, 2013. Reception to the new system has been mixed but much of the response has been […]

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Presidential candidates financial aid proposals offer little comfort to current students

As the presidential election cycle heats up, President Obama is campaigning on a promise to expand the scope of federal aid, while Mitt Romney platform seeks to decrease the cost of tuition, allowing students to afford schooling without the need for large loans and other aid. For Mercer students, any plan that helps them more […]

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Students scramble to stay in classes when aid doesn’t come through

The Financial Aid office on the West Windsor campus was packed during the first week of the 2012 fall semester. Students fill every chair in the office while others stood, some even outside in the hallway, waiting to be seen. One of these students was Alexa-Rae Martinez, a liberal arts major. According to Martinez, she […]

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Tuition hike hits students where it hurts

Starting this summer, Mercer is raising tuition by $8 per credit which works out to about a $240 per year increase for full-time students. On the surface this may not seem like much, but the hike comes at the same time as Governor Christie slashes education funding to close a gaping state budget deficit of […]

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Transgender discussion panel succeeds despite vandalism

Including panelists, 20 people attended a transgender issues panel held at Mercer in SC 104 on April 16, 2015 despite […]

Increase in opioid deaths strikes New Jersey

Matt Carvin describes himself as a carefree, happy go lucky person before addiction entered his life. He became addicted to […]

We, the people, are being priced out of education

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the […]

Mercer women’s soccer welcomes new coach

Mercer women’s soccer team began this year’s season with new coach, Elyse Diamond.              Elyse […]

REVIEW: Brick oven pizza at Nomad Pizza

Walking into Nomad Pizza in Princeton on a Friday night, the smell of an old-fashioned brick oven pizza came out […]

Mercer welcomes new president Dr. Jianping Wang has fresh vision for Mercer’s direction

          [Originally published in the September 21, 2015 issue]           On July 1st, 2015 Dr. Jianping Wang began her journey […]

Dean of Liberal Arts retires after 43 years of service at MCCC

Mercer’s Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Robin Schore, is retiring at the end of this year after already have been […]

Mercer County artists display work in campus gallery

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College begins the first exhibit of the spring semester. The annual Mercer County Artists […]

Mercer County Community College Vice President Eun-Woo Chang says goodbye after less than two years

Vice President Eun-Woo Chang of Academic Affairs worked his last day in office on February 8 at Mercer County Community […]

New shuttle service to Quaker Bridge Mall

Mercer County Community College has a new shuttle bus service that will take students from the West Windsor Campus to […]

Atlantic City’s gamble doesn’t pay off for NJ students

When gambling was legalized in New Jersey in 1976, Atlantic City was touted as an economic dynamo that would be […]

College president Dr. Patricia Donohue retiring at end of semester

Mercer’s President, Dr. Patricia Donohue, is retiring at the end of this year after eight and a half years leading […]

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