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Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019


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Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019


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Student Government Association (SGA) announced March 27 that Adam Penland will serve as SGA president for a second term. Junior Michaela Jones was elected vice president. “I ran again because there is still more to be done,” Penland said. “I have a unique opportunity since I am a junior to co...

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

The Mercer University debate team had a strong showing at The National Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship, with the novice team sweeping the competition to earn a first-place win. The tournament was held March 14-17 at the University of Utah. Mercer’s team, comprised of both the novic...

Mercer Police looks to clear parking confusion

Mercer Police looks to clear parking confusion

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Parking, Showcase

Mercer University Police, or Merpo, have responded to student concerns throughout the semester about parking rules and tickets on campus. In an email to students March 8, Merpo said that fines were being placed on students’ accounts in advance of course registration, which began March 11. “Many of these...

Common Ground hosts drag show on Mercer’s campus for the first time

Common Ground hosts drag show on Mercer’s campus for the first time

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 9, 2019


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Several student organizations brought a drag show to campus on March 30. Common Ground, Campus Life, Project Equality and the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) teamed up for the show, said McPherson Newell, president of Common Ground. “The second annual Mercer University drag show featured an educational panel about the history of drag and its role in the LGBTQ+ community, five performances by Mercer students and two performances by Tangerine Summers, a legendary drag queen from Macon,” Newell said.

Intergenerational Housing Project to start next fall

Intergenerational Housing Project to start next fall

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019


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After two years of planning, Mercer students are set to move into Carlyle Place to begin an intergenerational housing project. Carlyle Place is a “life plan community formerly known as a continuing care retirement community,” according to Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Rockenbach. They ...

Planning underway for new upperclassmen residence hall, parking deck on Mercer’s campus

Planning underway for new upperclassmen residence hall, parking deck on Mercer’s campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 31, 2019


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New housing will be coming to Mercer University by fall 2021. “We’re in the process of looking at plans and meeting with contractors for designs,” Jeff Takac, director of housing and residence life, said. The new building will house around 300 students and will be geared towards uppercla...

Opportunity Scholars program expands, increases role of student mentors

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 28, 2019


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Changes and expansions have come to the Mercer University Opportunity Scholars (OS) program this year. The program is catered to incoming first-generation college students, students with disabilities and students from low-income families to help them transition to college life. It originally lasted...

Bearstock 2019 to feature Aminé, Joywave, local artists and more

Bearstock 2019 to feature Aminé, Joywave, local artists and more

Jessica Lee

March 27, 2019


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QuadWorks, Mercer University’s student programming board, will host its annual Bearstock concert on campus April 8. “Bearstock is an annual day of concerts for both the Mercer community and the Macon community,” said Mimi Nguyen, a member of the QuadWorks Special Events Team. The daytime ...

Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks

Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks

Emily Rose Thorne and Thais Ackerman

March 27, 2019


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The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Mercer University hosted an interfaith vigil March 21 to remember those who were killed in the terror attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. “We want to remind people that the place you worship should be a place where you feel secure, wh...

New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019


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Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN) will welcome its first class in the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in May 2019. The program was created in response to Georgia’s ongoing nursing shortage and is designed to be a cost-effective way for students with a non-nur...

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Christian Watson

March 14, 2019


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Claudia May delivered the keynote address for the first installment of Mercer University’s fifth-annual Beloved Community Symposium Feb. 26. May is a professor at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches reconciliation studies. The Beloved Community Symposium is an annual event founded by pa...

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