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Students and faculty clash over classroom cell phone use


Written by: Laura Pollack In a survey of 50 Mercer students, 90 percent said they regularly use their cell phones during their classes. What are they using them for? Seventy-five percent of the students surveyed said they use their phones in class to send text messages, 17 percent to send text messages and go on…

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Sheriff Larkin apologizes for interrupting class, violating visitor policy


Mercer administrators sent a letter officially reprimanding County Sheriff Kevin C. Larkin for interrupting a State and Local Politics class (POL 205) held on the evening of February 1. As reported in the Voice’s Feb. 18 article “Law and disorder,” Larkin ent ered the class after receiving a text message from a student in the…

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