Voice of Civil Rights Movement Speaks at Mercy

John Ceravino
November 30, 2012
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By John Ceravino He stood shoulder to shoulder with a king. He helped the nation have a dream. His words and actions have helped change American culture. And he's not done yet. On the verge of Black History Month, Mercy College in partnership with the River Arts, was honored to have its guest... Read more »

Mercy College To Introduce First of its kind PACT Program

Sean Faye
November 30, 2012
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By Sean Faye The winter recess brought a bit more along with it than the renovated hallways as Mercy College introduced the PACT Program. This program, described by officials as "groundbreaking" is designed to help students with the ever elusive helping hand in guiding them through the treacherous... Read more »

The Decisions of the Past Enhance a Better Future for Professor

Shedeiky Hamilton
November 30, 2012
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By Shedeiky Hamilton She sits at her usual table in the Learning Center, sandwiching an interview between tutoring sessions. Instead of teaching, for a few moments, she is the one being interviewed, the center of attention. Jo Ann Skousen, a popular writing center tutor, and a professor of... Read more »

Groundhog Day is Biting Back This Year

Ashley Neff
November 30, 2012
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By Ashley Neff Luckily for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his tetanus shot was up to date when he was bitten by Staten Island's own Charles G. Hogg, on Feb. 2. The annual event of greeting Charles, also known as Chuck, on Groundhog Day, took a turn for the worse when Chuck decided... Read more »

So You Want To Be A…MMA Fighter?

Mike Bloom
November 30, 2012
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By Mike Bloom "Squeeze until he taps!" That's what Fernando was telling an MMA student as he pinned me to the ground, awaiting my trembling hand to motion for the count. I was allowed to do the same, and as I hovered over this 120 lb. kid's body I hooked my right arm firmly around this throat... Read more »

All Systems Go as Astronauts Turn Urine Into Drinking Water

Erin Wynne
November 30, 2012
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Erin Wynne Have you ever wondered what your urine tastes like? nWell lucky for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), they will soon find out. After several attempts to fix this new operating system, all systems go for this new, unique but revolting, contraption. After... Read more »

Proposed Rate Hikes Hurt Commuters’ Pockets

Kendra Jackson
November 30, 2012
Filed under Archives 2009

By Kendra Jackson Proposed fare hikes by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could cost Westchester residents and Mercy College commuters to pay more money for the Metro North and Westchester's Bee-Line bus service. At a hearing held by the MTA and the Westchester County Department... Read more »

Unclaimed Money Awaits Many On Web

Paul Bousche
November 30, 2012
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By Paul Bousche There is a little known secret out there, lurking on the internet, where unclaimed property can be found and claimed by its rightful owner. Some states have billions of dollars to give away because when no one claims these valuables, they are eventually turned over to a state,... Read more »

Mavs Raise Funds For Pink Zone

Kristina Dillon
November 30, 2012
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By Kristina Dillon Members of the Mercy College women and men's basketball team hosted their second annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone on Feb. 19. The WBCA Pink Zone is a global unified effort made by the nation of women basketball coaches in assisting breast cancer awareness... Read more »

Relationships In The Classroom Not Always The Wisest

Ashley Neff
November 30, 2012
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By Ashley Neff Boy meets girl. Boy pursues girl. Girl falls head over heels for boy. It takes work to make it work. Relationships are among one of the most difficult things to develop and maintain. Each relationship is different in its own way, and because everyone's personalities differ,... Read more »