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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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Donated news truck hasn’t been used yet, but has been busy

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A truck donated for use by television students has had a busy few years, although no students have ever been in it. In the summer of 2010 Princeton Video Image Inc. (PVI) donated a mobile television production truck to Mercer for use by students learning broadcast and media skills. With some work, the van would…

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Fifth generation funeral director reflects on the importance of Mortuary Science degree

On Christmas eve E. Ross Peppler was at home relaxing, wrapping gifts, when the sound of the phone cut through the holiday cheer. The Burlington County Medical Examiner Office was calling to tell Peppler that they had a body for him to pick up; a young boy had been involved in a car accident and…

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Candela’s of Lawrenceville offers classic Italian fare

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Candela’s Pizzeria and Restaurant located at 22 Lawn Park Avenue in Lawrenceville offers standard but good Italian fare at reasonable prices. Pete Candela started the business that is currently run by his two sons, Frank and Pete Jr.. The family has owned the restaurant for over 20 years and it has built a strong local…

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Mercer records Winter credits as Spring credits on student transcripts despite the duration of the sessions

In December of 2010 Mercer followed the lead of numerous other colleges and began offering winter session courses. At first the plan was to offer non-credit bearing courses in things like photography and cooking, but quickly the college moved to run credit courses that students could take to accelerate their graduation. The choice to offer…

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TOP 5: Mercer’s Cafeteria

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I find myself stuck on campus for lengthy periods of time. Either out of laziness or just having too many obligations here on campus I end up eating in the cafeteria more frequently than I would like. The West Windsor campus cafeteria offers a decent variety of food, but not exactly what I would call…

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