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The battle of Mercer Village Restaurants

Elizabeth Bibb

April 11, 2012

With the expansion of the Lofts at Mercer Village, students and community members now have a variety of dining options in the Village. Luckily, the restaurants are so conveniently located to one another, that one does not have to answer the age-old question: tacos or pizza? But which restaurant rules...

Live Blog – SGA presidential and vice presidential debate

Elizabeth Bibb

April 3, 2012

In the third and final week of what is now a month-long campaign, SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates will go head to head in the Bear Rock Cafe at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. Sophomore Mollie Davis and her vice presidential pick junior Joshua Lovett will try to best sophomore Dalton Turner...

SGA candidates kick off month-long campaign

Elizabeth Bibb

March 28, 2012

SGA kicked off what will be a month-long campaign with qualifications last Monday. Sophomores Mollie Davis and Dalton Turner announced their candidacies for SGA president, and students also signed up to run for class offices and Senator at Large. The candidates’ presence on campus has increased along...

Mercer Students sit down with Gingrich

Mercer Students sit down with Gingrich

Elizabeth Bibb

March 14, 2012

On March 1, Mercer seniors Liz Bibb and Gene Mitchell met with Rebulican candidate, Newt Gingrich for The Cluster. Liz: Thank you for being with us today, Mr. Speaker. In New Hampshire, you talked about people being able to set up personal retirement accounts. We haven’t heard a whole lot about ...

Young Puns on location

Young Puns  on location

Elizabeth Bibb

March 2, 2012

The Young Puns film at a Newt Gingrich rally at Hephzibah Children's Home on Zebulon Road, where Gene and Liz interview Newt, and the team gives post-rally analysis. Produced by Shawn Patterson, Joshua Whitfield, and Raquel Offield. ...

Young Puns Episode 2

Young Puns Episode 2

Elizabeth Bibb

February 22, 2012

The second installment of the new political talk show, hosted by Gene Mitchell, Liz Bibb, Trent White, and Matt Hickman and produced by MERCER99. ...

Fox News contributor Juan Williams speaks at Executive Forum Dinner

Elizabeth Bibb

February 22, 2012

Fox News Contributor Juan Williams was the guest speaker at this year’s Executive Forum, held Tuesday night in the President’s Dining Room. Williams has spanned the field of journalism, working as a columnist for The Washington Post, a senior national correspondent for National Public Radio and now a F...

SGA okays legislation to extend campaign time, spending limit on general elections

Elizabeth Bibb

February 22, 2012

SGA passed legislation Monday night to increase the campaign time for presidential elections to three weeks and the voting period to one week. The amount presidential candidates can spend on their campaigns was also raised to $750, and the amount senatorial candidates can spend was raised to $500. The ...

SGA passes legislation for new recycling bins

SGA passes legislation for new recycling bins

Elizabeth Bibb

February 8, 2012

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously approved legislation to contribute $2,500 to place new recycling bins on campus. Students for Environmental Action (SEA) requested the money from SGA’s special funding account. SEA originally requested $7,875 from special funding, enough to purc...

Young Puns – Episode 1

Young Puns - Episode 1

Elizabeth Bibb

February 2, 2012

Seniors Gene Mitchell, Liz Bibb, Trent White and Matt Hickman discuss national and local politics on a brand new political show hosted by MERCER99 and produced by Alex Preston, Joshua Whitfield and Tyler Schumann. ...

Political science class travels to South Carolina to observe Republican primary

Political science class travels to South Carolina to observe Republican primary

Elizabeth Bibb

January 25, 2012

Last week, Dr. Chris Grant’s Presidential Primaries and the Media class traveled to South Carolina to follow GOP candidates around the state in preparation for Saturday’s primary. The week proved to be one of the most transformational in the race so far, with the suspension of Rick Perry's campaign, t...

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

Elizabeth Bibb

December 15, 2011

*Updated January 26, 2012 At the close of fall semester, Mercer President William Underwood announced an effort sponsored by the Knight Foundation to bring together professional journalists and students in a joint newsroom in College Hill Corridor. A $4.6 million grant from the John S. and James L....

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