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Bibb BOE Update: Lawsuits and Leadership

Felicia Fowler

March 27, 2013

Bibb County school board has been dealing with several different issues over the past few months including multiple lawsuits and significant changes in leadership. The Bibb County school board came to an agreement March 14 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Macon attorney for $1,758. Daryl Morton made an...

Student’s car broken into near Garden Apartments

Felicia Fowler

March 27, 2013

A student’s car was found broken into on Mar. 6 in the campus parking lot behind Greek row near the apartments. Kaitlyn Schmitt was on her way to a boot camp workout class with friends when she realized her car was in a state of disarray and the passenger door propped open. “I went to unlock the...

Macon wins Federal grant to assist poverty stricken areas

Felicia Fowler

January 25, 2012

The United States Department of Education announced Monday, Dec. 19 that Mercer University will be one of 15 organizations that will receive the Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. Another five organizations will receive the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants. The purpose of the Promise Neighborhood...

New homeless shelter to be housed downtown

Felicia Fowler

December 7, 2011

Work is in progress for a new shelter that will help aid the homeless in the Macon and Bibb County area. The Daybreak Center will be a daytime shelter for about 300 to 500 people. The shelter will provide help with job hunting, medical care, and mental health services. Sister Elizabeth Greim, the director,...

Do it in a dorm: Charismatic? Start a cult

Felicia Fowler

November 16, 2011

Are you looking for a new project or a new way to get involved on campus outside of the student organizations already established? How about starting your very own cult right in your dormitory? The possibilities and benefits are endless. Starting a cult will bring followers, friends, praise and adoration....

Lyceum lecture asks: "Our President is Black, Now What?"

Lyceum lecture asks: "Our President is Black, Now What?"

Felicia Fowler

November 2, 2011

The Mercer Lyceum was developed by the University and commenced for the 2011 fall term to support lectures and events centered on the theme of “Rebuilding Democracy.” This theme will last until Spring 2013.  The events are open to the community. The most recent took place Oct. 20 in the Medical ...

Mercer returns to Tunnel of Oppression

Felicia Fowler

October 30, 2011

  Tunnel of Oppression is an event put on by many college campuses across the nation. It will take place Nov. 1-3 at 7 to 9 p.m. in Connell Student Center. Last year was the first time it was brought back to Mercer, sponsored by Quadworks, after a long rest period, and will be returning again...

Lyceum presents Dr. Johnny B. Hill

Felicia Fowler

October 30, 2011

The Mercer Lyceum was developed by the University for the 2011 fall term to support currents lectures and event, and new ones around the theme of “Rebuilding Democracy.” Co-sponsored by organizations of the University and the Macon community students and faculty welcomed Dr. Johnny B. Hill, who presented...

organization spotlight: Up 'til Dawn

Felicia Fowler

October 5, 2011

This week’s organization spotlight is on the student organization Up ‘til Dawn. Greg Anderson is the current president among the five-member executive board. Anderson said, “Up ‘til Dawn is a fun team challenge where students compete in an all-night challenge for the patients of St. Jude Children’s...

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