SHAPE Carnival raises awareness and engages participants

Kaitlin Marrin
April 10, 2013
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Last Wednesday Mercer’s annual SHAPE Carnival took place in the University Center. The intention of the Carnival was to help raise awareness on sexual assault, hazing and alcohol prevention by having participants partake in different games and events. The aim of the carnival is to help people understand... Read more »

Convicted murderer to receive death penalty

Kaitlin Marrin
February 20, 2013
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Man was charged with murdering two Mercer students in 1995 On Feb. 21 Andrew Allen Cook will be sentenced to death for the 1995 murder of two Mercer students. Cook was convicted in a 1998 trial of murdering 22-year-old Grant Hendrickson and 19-year-old Michele Cartagena. At approximately midnight on... Read more »

Distinguished Mercer alumnus named Georgian of the Year

Kaitlin Marrin
January 23, 2013
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Distinguished Mercer Alumnus and Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal was selected for the honor of Georgian of the Year according to Georgia Trend Magazine. Deal was featured in the January 2013 issue. Deal is the 11th Mercer alumnus to hold the governor’s office. He was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd... Read more »

Former President Jimmy Carter joins Mercer Trustees

Kaitlin Marrin
November 28, 2012
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Former U.S. President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr. joined Mercer University’s Board of Trustees on Friday, Nov. 9 during Homecoming weekend. Carter is the first former President known to serve as a board member. Mercer President William Underwood nominated the 39th President of the United States... Read more »

Campus to be revitalized

Kaitlin Marrin
September 12, 2012
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In the upcoming months, Mercer University will see a drastic change to the center of its campus in an innovative revamping project headed by the President’s Office. The plan was made possible by a significant donation from one of Mercer’s trustees, Milton L. Cruz, in the spring. Cruz addressed the... Read more »

SGA and Athletic Department partner for incentive program

Kaitlin Marrin
August 29, 2012
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Starting this Friday a new era of fan-based incentives will begin here at Mercer University. Through a collaborative effort between the Student Government Association and the Athletic Department all sports played home and away are subject to a point based system starting with the Women’s soccer game... Read more »

New York Times comes to CCJ

Kaitlin Marrin
August 29, 2012
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The Center for Collaborative Journalism has continued to generate buzz over the past six months with multi-million dollar grants and state of the art classrooms. The center opened to staff and students just a few days before school and from the card swipes and Ipad control docks, to remote control blinds,... Read more »

Meet your president: Get to know William D. Underwood

Kaitlin Marrin
August 15, 2012
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In preparation for a new year, The Cluster has asked Mercer’s President William Underwood a few questions. Cluster: How long have you been President at Mercer? Underwood: I began July 1, 2006.  This is my seventh year. Cluster: What attracted you to Mercer? Underwood: Mercer has great students and... Read more »

Greeks prepare for recruitment

Greeks prepare for recruitment

Kaitlin Marrin
August 15, 2012
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Here come the Greeks! That’s right, next week begins the annual tradition of recruitment amongst the 17 International Greek Organizations. The Greek Community has been a tradition at Mercer since 1869 and currently comprises 26 percent of the student population. The Greeks consist of three governin... Read more »

SGA Paints the Town Orange

Kaitlin Marrin
August 15, 2012
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Mercer’s Student Government Association has taken an active role in initiating two new programs for students to become involved in for this upcoming semester. The first initiative is a motivation program partnering with Mercer’s Athletics Department. Though the program is still being finalized some... Read more »

Dragon Boat Festival hits local beach

Dragon Boat Festival hits local beach

Kaitlin Marrin
April 25, 2012
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Last weekend Sandy Beach was taken over by a throng of boat racing enthusiasts. What type of boat they raced drew in countless spectators from all over Macon. Fourteen teams of twenty paddlers raced on Lake Tobosofkee in the “Heart of the Dragon” Festival in Chinese style dragon boats. The fort... Read more »

McDaniels' attorneys request bond

McDaniels' attorneys request bond

Kaitlin Marrin
March 28, 2012
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In recent weeks several new developments have placed the Lauren Giddings murder case back into the forefront of Macon crime. Skeletal remains were discovered earlier this month though there is currently no evidence to prove they are Giddings’ remains. A skull, ribs and leg bones were found behind a Gray... Read more »