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Dean of Liberal Arts retires after 43 years of service at MCCC

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Mercer’s Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Robin Schore, is retiring at the end of this year after already have been a teacher or administer on campus since 1973. He says after working 43 years, it was time to retire. Before becoming a dean of the Liberal Arts Division in 2005, Dr. Schore was an English…

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Mercer records Winter credits as Spring credits on student transcripts despite the duration of the sessions

In December of 2010 Mercer followed the lead of numerous other colleges and began offering winter session courses. At first the plan was to offer non-credit bearing courses in things like photography and cooking, but quickly the college moved to run credit courses that students could take to accelerate their graduation. The choice to offer…

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A professor’s sudden absence vexes college but not students

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  Mercer professor Dr. Renee Walker appears to have stopped teaching her classes several weeks into the fall semester. Although the online catalog indicates she is teaching a regular course load for Fall 2012, her students say they have not seen her in weeks and that substitutes are now covering her classes. “She didn’t give…

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Professor Jamal Eric Watson resigns following probe into his credentials and criminal record

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Written by: Laura Pollack and Noelle Gilman Mercer President, Dr. Patricia Donohue, confirmed for The VOICE on May 1, 2012 that English Prof. Jamal Eric Watson had tendered his resignation effective the day grades must be submitted, May 18. When asked if Watson is to be paid for his summer classes that he will no…

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Jamal Eric Watson the hardest working professor at Mercer?

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Written by: Noelle Gilman and Laura Pollack  Prof. Jamal Eric Watson, who teaches full-time in Mercer’s English Department, was also an instructor at five other colleges on campuses located as far as 80 miles apart, in the fall 2011 semester. In all, his course load totaled 17 classes, the equivalent of simultaneously teaching full-time at…

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Students and faculty clash over classroom cell phone use

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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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