Mercer Cluster

Southern studies major gains national recognition, program continues to grow

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011

The southern studies program at Mercer University is less than 10 years old, but it has established itself in the local community as well as having gained national recognition. This year, Mercer faculty and staff have planned new ways to continue to expand the program. The southern studies program a...

Where Are They Now? Amy Abel-Kiker

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011

Mercer University has produced quite a list of notable alumni throughout the years. Names such as Ferrol Sams, Griffin B. Bell and Nancy Grace have all graced the headlines in areas such as literature, politics and television. Though these Mercer alumni have been making their way in the world for quite...

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011

Dozens of students and members of the community will march from Third Street Park to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about sexual assault. The Crisis Line and Safe House’s annual “Take Back the Night” event will take place April 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. in downtown Macon. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Macon’s ...

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Rebecca Mayo

March 30, 2011

The newly installed raised crosswalks in Mercer Village still pose a danger to students despite being updated to elevate campus safety. These safety measures have not helped because problems still exist, if not more than before. A little more than a month ago, the improved crosswalks were installed in ...

Mud enthusiast encourages students to enjoy college and apply lessons in life

Rebecca Mayo

March 30, 2011

“I doubt any of you are going to be playing with mud for a living, but here I am and I love mud,” said Dr. Matthew Waters, a member of the department of biology at Valdosta State University. It was the first of many encouraging statements during the “How to take Mercer and Mud and Make a Living”...

Mercer’s community involvement increasing, students well informed

Rebecca Mayo

March 30, 2011

Mercer University is known for keeping its student population well informed with community events. This year, Macon’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival attracted more Mercer students than ever before. The festival featured a college night that drew large crowds to Central City Park and also featured...

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

Rebecca Mayo

March 16, 2011

    Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a local tradition for almost 30 years. The annual festivities are held every year in Central City Park and have provided fun for families in the Macon area as well as out-of-state and even international visitors. This year, mo...

Pi Kappa Phi to bike ‘Journey of Hope’

Pi Kappa Phi to bike ‘Journey of Hope’

Rebecca Mayo

February 23, 2011

Biking from San Francisco, Calif. to Washington D.C. may sound like a nightmare to some, but to the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the trip is actually enjoyable. The members of Pi Kappa Phi are known for participating in an annual journey that is truly unlike many others. Journey of Hope provides...

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Rebecca Mayo

February 23, 2011

[singlepic id=14 w=460 h=height float=none] [nggallery id=2] Mercer's first black student, Sam Oni, reunited with his white college roommate, Don Baxter, to deliver a message of racial reconciliation at the annual Founders' Day convocation Wednesday morning in Willingham Auditorium. The two Mercer...

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards

Rebecca Mayo

February 9, 2011

ATHENS –– The Cluster nabbed eight awards at this year’s Georgia College Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The Cluster took home four first-place awards for Best Campus Community Service in News, Sports, Layout and Design, as well as third place for Best Features Section and B...

Groupon comes to Macon

(Photo courtesy of Grant Blankenship - Macon.com) John Smoltz signs autographs following his speaking engagement at the First Pitch Classic.

Rebecca Mayo

February 9, 2011

This is a sample of a Groupon discount sent to your e-mail address. “Get it, Share it, Enjoy it.” These are the three steps needed to become a certified Groupon addict. Coupon junkies, get ready.  On Monday, Jan. 24 one of the most recognized up-and-coming coupon sites  known as “Groupon” be...

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