All Mercy College campuses will close at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather. All classes, events and activities that are scheduled to start at 1:50 p.m. or later are cancelled. Administrative offices will also close at 2 p.m.

The Shuttle Service will operate as follows:
The last Mav Express Shuttle will depart Dobbs Ferry at 2:30 p.m. and the last shuttle will depart the Bronx Campus at 1:45 p.m. The Hotel shuttle will remain in service as long as practicable based on weather conditions. The last shuttle from the Dobbs Ferry Campus to the Ardsley train station, Palisades parking lot will depart at 2:30 p.m. The last shuttle from the Bronx Campus to Westchester Square will depart at 2:30 p.m.

Food services for residential students will be coordinated with meals being delivered to the hotel this evening.

Please continue to check your email, Mercy’s website and the Mercy College Weather Hotline (914) 674-7777 for further updates.

Updated at 12:53 p.m. on February 20, 2019.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:45am
Dobbs Ferry Campus

In early November, Mercy College hosted a delegation of young journalists and media professionals from Ukraine to learn about transparent election coverage. The event was held as part of the Open World program, an organization affiliated with the US Congress and housed in the Library of Congress that promotes institutional growth and professional leadership in post-Cold War south and eastern Europe.

The itinerary encompassed many aspects of the American political system. They attended a political breakfast where they watched delegates respectfully debate issues in local elections and visited polling places in Dobbs Ferry on election day. They also attended lectures at Mercy, such as “History of American Journalism and Politics: An Overview,” taught by Mercy College history professor Robert Murray and “Media Coverage by African-American Newspapers of African-American Women Political Candidates,” taught by Dr. Aiisha Harden Russell.

The Open World program also included visits to New York City, where delegates met with journalists at Buzzfeed News, producers at CBS and sat in on editorial board meetings at The New York Times and the Journal News.  The delegates also attended a New York University class on sensationalism in journalism and met representatives from the League of Women Voters.

“We are delighted to host these young media professionals and introduce them to the ways their peers are trained in the American media and political systems,” said Dr. Sheila Gersh, Director of the Center for Global Engagement at Mercy College, which hosted the program. “Events like these provide participants with great experiences they can take back to their home countries, and the College community is enriched by their presence.”