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Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

The Mercer University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) has returned to campus this semester after being removed from campus in 2016 due to alcohol violations in three consecutive semesters. “Basically we had a group of seniors that graduated in the spring of 2017 who knew we were on social probat...

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

Mandi DeLong

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer students major in changing the world. While it’s a popular catchphrase on many of the signs across campus, here’s the real question: how do you change the world? That answer can be found in one of Mercer’s new certificate programs: applied social justice. Proposed by Natalie Bourdon to the...

Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Addison Robinson, Graphic Design Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Many students struggle to decide exactly what they want to do after college. This year, Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will connect students and alumni with Handshake, a job recruitment platform allowing users to seek out jobs and internship opportunities as well as view u...

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Yusuf Tas

September 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

The 2018-2019 Freshman Senator election had a high number of voter turnout and results were close. This year’s elected senators are Savannah Lacey (112), Morgan Prosser (106), Zariah Patterson (106), Sheridan King (105), and Harrison Ivine (104). Applications for the student correspondent committee will open s...

New executive director of TRIO and minority affairs looks to expand services for students in need

New executive director of TRIO and minority affairs looks to expand services for students in need

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The interim executive director of Mercer University’s TRIO programs and minority affairs has officially assumed the position. Tracy Artis will now lead the five services that exist under the TRIO umbrella. TRIO refers to federally-funded services that focus on the retention of and continued assistance for t...

Mercer has been named a Peace Corps Prep school. Here’s how students can get involved in the program

Mercer has been named a Peace Corps Prep school. Here’s how students can get involved in the program

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University has been chosen as a Peace Corps Prep site, making it the first private institution in Georgia to participate in the program. The Peace Corps is a post-graduate volunteer program funded by the United States government. Volunteers aid foreign countries in their area of expertise and are gi...

SoCon voting competition returns to campus

SoCon voting competition returns to campus

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead News Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With midterm elections quickly approaching, the Southern Conference (SoCon) voting competition returns to Mercer University’s campus. The SoCon competition focuses on registering students to vote in national elections. SoCon is a collegiate sports conference focused on “facilitating intercollegiate ...

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

Starting this fall, Mercer University will now use the label Fraternity and Sorority Programs (FSP) instead of “Greek life” to refer to its 12 fraternities and 8 sororities. The name change comes during a national push for Greek-letter organizations to adopt more inclusive policies. These organization...

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase, State

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They de...

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex traffickin...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercerians may have spotted a particularly friendly cat walking around campus recently. He is an orange tabby and his name is Chrissy. The cat, who is a couple of months old, loves to roam around the Greek side of campus and is particularly fond of the Phi Mu house. Originally thought to be a female, Chrissy...

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