Tag Archives: New Jersey

Chris Christie shifts stance on DREAM act

The DREAM Act, a bill which allows access to in-state tuition benefits at public universities for undocumented college students, was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie in December 2013. The Act enjoyed bipartisan support in the State Legislature and passing the Act was a goal of Christie’s November 2013 campaign for re-election. DREAM stands […]

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After Home Invasion, West Windsor Man Wants Wife’s Ashes Returned Instead of Legal Recourse

The ashes of Nancy Farrell Robinson, the late wife of Arthur Robinson Jr.(78),were stolen in a burglary February 20 from their home on Hathaway Drive in West Windsor. The incident took place between 6:30 and 9pm according to West Windsor Police. The thieves stole costume jewelry and a green bag containing the rosewood box with […]

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West Windsor, NJ Police seek burglars who stole human remains and prescription drugs

UPDATED AT 7:14 PM MONDAY Human remains were among the items stolen from two West Windsor homes that were forcibly entered sometime late afternoon or early evening on Thursday. The victim whose wife’s cremains were stolen was identified by West Windsor Police as 78 year old Arthur Robinson Jr. of Hathaway Drive. The other burglary […]

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Mercer County Community College is awarded $9 million by the state to improve STEM education

In May of 2013, Mercer County Community College was awarded $9.7 million dollars by the state to improve science, engineering, and computer programs and facilities. The funds come as part of the Building Our Future Bond Act, a statewide initiative to improve higher education in New Jersey. “This is a move that is long overdue […]

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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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Mercer’s men baseball add new recruits to get ready for next season

After suffering another disappointing loss in the Region 19 tournament last May to Lackawanna College 4-3, the Mercer Baseball program is continuing to stockpile talent. With the team still hunting for it’s first region title since 2008, Coach Kevin Kerins and his staff have brought in over 20 new recruits to the college’s West Windsor […]

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and […]

Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom […]

Mexican in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part I

My home town is Chihuahua, Mexico just four hours away from the border between Juarez and El Paso, Texas. I […]

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore

    This article is part of The VOICE’s DAY OUT series that takes readers on photographic adventures to interesting […]

In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what […]

If the college prioritizes maintenance and cleanliness students will follow suit

Mercer has a beautiful campus that reflects our vibrant community of students and staff, which is why it frustrates me […]

With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. […]

PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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