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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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In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

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Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what do they mean? The full time faculty members, of which there are approximately 100, work based on a contract that lays out annual wages and salary increases, and clarifies how many classes are to be…

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Vikings men’s soccer recent games at a glance

October 9 vs. Union: The Mercer men’s soccer team visited the Owls of Union County College, and they were greeted rudely, losing 3-1 to the conference opponent. Viking’s Freshmen defender Jhessian Gonzalez scored his second goal of the season on an assist from Jeffrey Valcius.Darrien Chambers and Christian Aguirre went into the Referee’s book in…

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Adjunct professors: Valued assets or disposable laborers?

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  Most students cannot tell if the instructor teaching their class is a full-time professor who has worked at the college for years, or a part-time professor who comes in once a week to teach a single class. In fact, part-time instructors also known as adjuncts, out number full-timers almost four to one at Mercer.…

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