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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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Faculty vote to approve new contract terms proposed by neutral fact finder after fifteen month stalemate

After 15 months without a new contract, Mercer’s full-time faculty members have voted to approve contract terms proposed by an outside fact finder after months of negotiations. With approximately 80 percent of faculty voting, the vote taken during the first week of September was 81-2 in favor of accepting the terms which would give a 1.65…

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Ellucian NO! App falls short of promise

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Last fall, Mercer launched Ellucian Go as their all-purpose college navigation app. According to the Ellucian website, the app is used by “almost 1,400 institutions in 40 countries.” I can only assume those schools have a more streamlined version. The app itself is generic and has everything I don’t want in a college-related app. Not…

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Safety concerns resurface after sex offender Mercer student arrested

What happened: The crime, the suspect, the arrest Mercer student and repeated sex offender, Adam L. Woolf, was arrested following an incident at the campus gym on February 7. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree luring, three counts of fourth-degree lewdness, and five counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. A…

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