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Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 12, 2019


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Various student groups have planned events throughout February to honor Black History Month and support black students on Mercer University’s campus. QuadWorks, the student programming board at Mercer, hosted a Black History Month panel Feb. 7. Student speakers discussed “topics surrounding v...

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mandi DeLong

February 12, 2019


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Some student organizations at Mercer University have recently been promoting environmental sustainability on campus. The groups most involved in the shift have been the Green Committee and the Green Coalition. The Green Committee is a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA), led by Sophom...

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019


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William Mark McCullough, an actor, producer and 1995 graduate of Mercer University, was set to give the speech for Founders’ Day 2019. However, when University President Bill Underwood introduced the speaker at the event Feb. 6, he revealed that filming on McCullough’s most recent project had gone la...

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

Kylie Brown

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened to discuss the perceived disconnect between students and athletes as well as what safety improvements students believe the school should make during this semester's Safety Walk. The campus outreach committee, lead by Senior Senator Hayes Rule...

Student-led organization set to hold mental health training

Student-led organization set to hold mental health training

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 11, 2019


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The Mercer Neuroscience Organization (MNO) will be holding a mental health first aid training program Feb. 23 and 24. It’s an eight-hour lecture-based program split between a Saturday and a Sunday. If students enrolled can pass the culminating exam on Sunday, they will earn a certification in ment...

Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools

Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A 2019 report from the Princeton Review named Mercer the 11th-most politically conservative college in the United States. The data was based on students’ responses when asked to rate themselves “far-left, Democrat, non-partisan, Republican or far-right.” The ranking makes Mercer the most conservati...

New SGA senators take office following January special election

Christian Watson

January 30, 2019


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Four people were elected to serve on the Student Government Association (SGA) in a special election Jan. 24 and 25. Senior Nigel D’Souza and Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples will hold senatorial seats for the spring 2019 semester. The special election was held afte...

Former post office to house student services offices

Former post office to house student services offices

Christian Watson

January 30, 2019


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The area surrounding the former Mail and Document Services room in the Connell Student Center (CSC) is being converted into a more convenient home for ACCESS and Accommodations and the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dean of Student Affairs Doug Pearson said ACCESS and Accommodations, which ...

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

Kylie Brown

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) met Jan. 28 and swore in four new senators, Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples and Senior Nigel D’Souza. The new Senators promised to “fulfill the duties of the office entrusted to me to the utmost of my ability, to serve purposefu...

Alumnus Mark McCollough selected to be Founders Day speaker

Alumnus Mark McCollough selected to be Founders Day speaker

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

January 29, 2019


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Mercer alumnus and actor Mark McCollough has been selected to speak at this year’s Founders Day event on Feb. 6. The speaker was announced in a Student Government Association meeting streamed live on their Facebook page Jan. 7. Clark Myers, senior senator-at-large and chair of the Heritage Life committee, told S...

Federal report suggests Wells Fargo charged some Mercer students excessive fees through university partnership

Federal report suggests Wells Fargo charged some Mercer students excessive fees through university partnership

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Business, Campus, News

Wells Fargo, the bank that provides optional financial services to Mercer students through a partnership bringing the university nearly $40,000 each year, may charge students higher fees than other banks with similar college programs. The information was released in a report by the Consumer Financia...

New campus club aims to help empower young Macon-Bibb women

New campus club aims to help empower young Macon-Bibb women

Rylee Kirk

January 28, 2019


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Women of Minorities Empowering the Neighborhood (W.O.M.E.N) is a new service-based club on Mercer’s campus aimed at mentoring Macon-Bibb County minority girls. Co-Founder and Co-President Sheridan King, a freshman, said she was inspired to start the club after observing a “disconnect between Mer...

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