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TORTURED MEMORIES: Student Copes With Family Pain Stemming From Cambodian Genocide

TORTURED MEMORIES: Student Copes With Family Pain Stemming From Cambodian Genocide

Joe Torres, Impact Staff
February 19, 2012
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“That’s all she remembers,” remarked a Mercy College psychology major who asked to be referred to as “Lucy,” in reference to her mother. “I wish she could forget.” Recently, Kaing Guek Eav appealed his 35-year sentence for running a Khmer Rouge regime torture prison. His appeal would...

Howdy, Neighbor! – Mercy Expansion Draws Angst From Residents

Howdy, Neighbor! – Mercy Expansion Draws Angst From Residents

Kristin McGovern, News Editor
February 17, 2012
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Mercy College is expanding? Indeed. More offices? Yep. More dorm rooms? That’s right! Student excitement? Without question.  Local furor? No surprise there. On Jan. 4, the Irvington Planning Board voted unanimously to accept the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that the college proposed to...

Legal Age Students Question Dry Campus Policy

Legal Age Students Question Dry Campus Policy

Kristin McGovern, Vincent Roszkowski, Impact Staff
February 1, 2012
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Students stumble into the dorms at 2 a.m. with a vomit covered shirt after a long night of drinking off campus. Since there is a bar right down the road, students put themselves in danger by walking back to campus in the middle of the night. Most of the party life, however, is not so close to the school. Stu...

Colleges May Start To Ask About ‘Orientation’

Colleges May Start To Ask About ‘Orientation’

Jasmine Williams, Managing Editor
January 31, 2012
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They seem to want to know everything. Race. Sex. Family’s financial background. But not that. They would never ask that. Until now. Sexual orientation. Elmurst College, a private liberal arts school in Chicago, released it’s undergraduate application in August with an additional question...

Mercy Writer Publishes Her First Book Of Poetry

Mercy Writer Publishes Her First Book Of Poetry

Joe Torres, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Every writer’s goal is to one day have his or her work published. Many attend college in order to hone their skills in preparation for making that leap from personal to public. Meeting an individual who has published a book on a college campus isn’t as rare as one may think,” but what is rare...

Fulbright Scholar Having An Impact On Her Students At Mercy

Fulbright Scholar Having An Impact On Her Students At Mercy

Krista Summerville, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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She has left behind her family, her friends, and her home to advance her career in teaching. Yet she is no stranger to taking chances and showing courage. The School of Liberal Arts has welcomed Heba Hasan, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, for the 2011-2012 academic year. The FLTA allows educators...

NY Abandons Eye Exams For Driver’s License; Money An Issue In Decision

Krista Summerville, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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On October 5, 2011, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles enacted a new policy in which drivers do not need to prove that they can see. Instead, State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Barbara Fiala, said that drivers will be allowed to “self-certify” that they have met the driving...

CarFit Helps Mature Drivers Avoid Crashes

CarFit Helps Mature Drivers Avoid Crashes

Krista Summerville, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Research on age-related driving concerns has shown that at around the age of 65, drivers face an increased risk of being involved in a vehicle crash. According to smartmotorist.com, there are three behavioral factors in particular that may contribute to these statistics: poor judgment in making left-hand...

Students Flock to New Mercy Weight Room

Vincent Roszkowski, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Last year, students at Mercy College who decided to commit themselves to the gym had difficulties with its size, lack of equipment, and gym hours. Yet this semester, Mercy College has displayed the new gym for students at Our Lady Of Victory High School. The newly acquired gym has students talking exci...

Mercy Community Weighs In On Death of Dictator Gaddafi

Mercy Community Weighs In On Death of Dictator Gaddafi

Anne Rugumba, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Never before has the world seen a leader so eccentric, so complex, flamboyant, controversial, extravagant as former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. He was referred to as “the brother leader” and the “King of Kings of Africa.” Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan called him “the Mad Dog” of...

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