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Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

clewis

April 13, 2011

Investigators still don't know what caused Mercer international student Zhang Tianliang* to be found dead in his apartment about a block away from campus Thursday, Mar, 31. Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student from Yinchuan City, China, was found lying unconscious in his bed around 4 p.m. by his r...

SGA general election results announced

SGA general election results announced

clewis

April 6, 2011

[nggallery id=12]   Roughly one in four students cast a ballot in Wednesday's SGA senatorial elections for the coming academic year, marking an official end to the spring campaign season. SGA election officer Jamel Pee said an estimated 575 students turned out to vote in Wednesday's campus-wide election. That's mostly on par with last year's turnout, Pee said. A crowd of a...

Facebook setting limits on how much you can share?

clewis

April 4, 2011

I've always thought Zuckerberg and company were all about the notion that more information sharing translates to a better society. But my saga with the social networking giant during the past 48 hours has made me question whether Facebook really is convicted is to the ideology of open dialogue. Let...

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

clewis

March 31, 2011

A Mercer exchange student from China was found dead Thursday afternoon in his apartment less than a block away from campus. Tianliang Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student, was found lying unconscious in his bedroom around 4 p.m. by his roommates at 1252 Shamrock Street, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Zhang was last seen alive Tuesday night, and Jones said...

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

clewis

March 30, 2011

[box border="full"]Mercer’s admissions office has been giving out scholarships to members of the school’s wrestling club for the past four years from a discretionary pool of funds traditionally set aside for merit and need-based financial aid, a Cluster investigation has revealed.[/box] Admissio...

Abortion issue sparks debate among students

Abortion issue sparks debate among students

clewis

March 30, 2011

Junior Kyle Shook chalked out his thoughts about abortion twice in the last two weeks — once on the sidewalk and once in a Willingham classroom. The first time came two Thursdays ago after Shook and a group of friends noticed a flurry of pro-life messages etched in sidewalk chalk across campus, then responded hours later with a counter-chalking demonstra...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

clewis

March 30, 2011

  Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected last Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice president for the coming year. Election officials said 734 votes were cast. Locke and Ekeke won 477 of these, earning them 65 percent of the vote. Locke’s supporters cheered on as the ban...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA election by landslide

clewis

March 23, 2011

[nggallery id=6] Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected by a healthy margin Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice-president for the coming year. Locke and Ekeke's ticket claimed 65 percent of the vote, while competitors Stephen Bradshaw and Melissa Thompson nabbed the remaining 35 percent. Election officials sa...

Live blogging: SGA presidential/vice-presidential debate

Live blogging: SGA presidential/vice-presidential debate

clewis

March 22, 2011

In the last minute run-up to what has been a spirited week-long campaign, candidates competing for the position of Mercer's next student body president and vice-president will go head-to-head tonight in a debate beginning at 8 p.m. in the Bear Rock Cafe at the University Center. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw...

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

clewis

March 18, 2011

Campaigning for SGA president and vice-president officially began Wednesday evening with two tickets qualifying to appear on the ballot for next week's campus-wide election. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw and Jordan Locke will vie against each other for the title of student body president. Sophomore Melissa...

University-wide recycling program approved

University-wide recycling program approved

clewis

March 16, 2011

SGA president Trenton White recently announced a new campus-wide recycling initiative that will be in full swing by fall 2011 and could come into effect as early as May. Under the new plan, recycling bins for aluminum, paper and plastic products will be positioned across campus within easy reach of students, White said. The bins will b...

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus

clewis

March 16, 2011

Police have found no evidence for the alleged assault of a student on campus that prompted a University-wide safety alert to be sent out in December. An investigation and video analysis into the event has concluded that the male student who claimed he was hit in the face and robbed by a man in front...

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