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Chaz Bear, aka Toro Y Moi, plays Coda in Philly

Tucked back in the cluster of buildings that line Walnut Street in Philadelphia is a nightclub concert venue called Coda. Known for hosting DJ sets among other types of shows, electronic artist Toro Y Moi–also known as Chaz Bear, but whose real name is Chadwick Bundick–played on Saturday, Jan. 27. Toro is a 31-year-old singer-songwriter…

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Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last October–which she made available on her website–threatening the social media platform with “increased regulations” if it did not do more to stop people from using it for “propagating hate.” Although regulating speech on social media that “propagates hate” in general would violate…

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Mercer’s president selected for Governor’s transition team

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Mercer’s President, Dr. Jianping Wang has been chosen as co-chair of Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team on Education, Access and Opportunity. Transitions teams help the incoming administration decide the direction of the new government by recommending candidates for key posts and forming policy platforms. Their help is critical in making sure the new government can…

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Distinguished Lecture: Former Governor Jim McGreevey speaks on prisoner reentry programs


Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who served in that position from 2002 to 2004 before stepping down over a scandal involving his hiring of man with whom he had been having an affair, spoke at Mercer’s “Distinguished Lecture Series” on November 21. In the thirteen years since the abrupt end of his work as…

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