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EDITORIAL: The student email switch was a fiasco

“A significant amount of my day is taken up by students not knowing how to log into their Outlook email,” says Ariel Contreras, current Mercer library employee. On Nov. 1 Mercer disconnected student and faculty Gmail accounts from their myMercer portals in order to convert to the new Microsoft Office Outlook programs. The big switch,…

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On brink of no confidence vote in college president, faculty relent

Full time faculty union members gathered on Thursday Nov. 9, preparing to hold a vote of no confidence in Mercer president, Dr. Jianping Wang. Instead they elected to table the vote. A vote of no confidence is essentially a resolution that, if approved, states that the full time faculty has no confidence in Dr. Wang…

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Small turnout for psychic mediums

Last weekend two VOICE staffers went on assignment to cover a psychics convention in Doylestown, PA. We arrived to find half a dozen psychics and a few lonely vendors wandering dreamily around the James-Lorah Memorial Home, a historic building with an open auditorium space. They were carrying everything from essential oils to tarot cards. In…

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Who’s next? Dr. David Edwards leaves, paving the way for 5th Mercer VP in five years

Mercer’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. David Edwards, will be leaving his position to assume the same role at Camden County College at the end of this month. Dr. Edwards is Mercer’s fourth Vice President in five years. The others include Dr. Guy Generals, who is now the president of Philadelphia Community College; Dr.…

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Where do we stand on taking a knee?

In the past few weeks the country has been discussing professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, an act originally initiated in 2016 by Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback played with the San Francisco 49ers starting in 2011 when the team had a 13-3 season but lost to the New York Giants who went on to win…

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EDITORIAL: Why are we so burnt out? Hint: It’s not because we are lazy, millennial snowflakes

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In the last month three of The VOICE’s five editors quit, and it wasn’t because they wanted more time to hang out in their mom’s basement and play Halo 5. It was a result of burn out. Burn out is not laziness. It’s having an inhuman amount of work to do, and no time to…

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