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Switch from Integrow to Colleague computer portal brings glitches and frosty reception on campus

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Mercer’s ancient computer system, known as Integrow has finally gotten a revamp. The new system, known as “Colleague” is still being phased in, but the student and faculty portal, which replaced the old MyMercer access page, went online March, 2013. Reception to the new system has been mixed but much of the response has been…

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Mercer’s strongest students now have a place to study

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Two years ago Mercer’s Honors Lounge was forced out of its location in the Liberal Arts building to make room for the satellite office of William Paterson University. Space has been tight on campus, and Mercer’s best students did not have a specific study area for several semesters. As of February 8, a new Honors…

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Fewer language levels offered at Mercer

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Most majors at Mercer require two consecutive semesters of a second language. Lately, it seems like the variety of languages has become slimmer and going beyond a 100 level classes has become even more rare. Prof. Daniel D’Arpa, the director of the Foreign Language Department, has some theories as to why the foreign language selection…

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Honors classes give motivated students extra opportunities

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The 14 students in Professor Fran Davidson’s Honors Poetry class are sitting around a conference room table discussing the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night,” by Dylan Thomas. The students examine the poem in depth, discussing its structure and organization and what they felt the writer’s thoughts and emotions were while crafting…

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