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Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Plans for a 300-student residence hall geared towards upperclassmen were drawn up last year, but lower freshmen enrollment and other variables indicated that there was likely not enough demand to justify building the facility for the fall 2021 semester, administrators said.

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2019

Deal will not serve as a traditional professor. He will instead deliver a series of lectures every year open to the entire Mercer student body, according to President Bill Underwood. 

“Our priority is to keep you safe”: Campus parking restrictions possible after five tickets

“Our priority is to keep you safe”: Campus parking restrictions possible after five tickets

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 5, 2019

There are currently 21 students who have been barred from parking on Mercer’s campus. Mercer’s Chief of Police said that students can be restricted from parking in certain places on campus after accumulating too many parking tickets in a single semester.

Mercer’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program receives training grant 

Mercer’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program receives training grant 

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2019

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement received a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education this past October. The grant will finance students in the Clinical Rehabilitation program who are training to become vocational rehabilitation counselors to address statewide and national personnel shortages.

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 27, 2019

Mercer switched to delayed recruitment in 2017 to improve Greek numbers, GPAs and safety measures. Three years later, students generally disapprove of the policy, but administration says it's been positive for the school.

Coffee and Culture: New international program emphasizes a broader perspective of the world

Coffee and Culture: New international program emphasizes a broader perspective of the world

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 24, 2019

“It’s basically a way for international students and professors to share their home countries’ coffee and culture with students and perhaps faculty and staff from around campus,” said Rebekah Anaya, Mercer’s study abroad coordinator and the creator of Coffee and Culture. 

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 

Mercer Green Coalition pushes for sustainability at campus strike

Mercer Green Coalition pushes for sustainability at campus strike

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

“The biggest thing is that we hope that people make changes in their personal lives and their habits, but obviously we would like to see a change in the way that Mercer itself is structured and how it handles sustainability issues,” said Emily Harvey, a Mercer Green Coalition member.

‘Just as strong as it was before:’ Mercer’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter continues after losing minister to budget cuts

‘Just as strong as it was before:’ Mercer’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter continues after losing minister to budget cuts

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

Due to budget cuts and restructuring in the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, BCM’s minister Chris Fuller was laid off in the spring of 2019. Now, the student organization is adjusting to the changes with the help of their leadership and volunteers. 

Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 8, 2019

Some of the courses being offered include Introduction to Psychology and Health Psychology, both taught by Borchardt, as well as classes in art history, English studies and British life and culture. “It’s like you’re in Mercer in Macon, but you’re actually in London!” she said.

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Through the increase of more streamlined financial aid opportunities, Mercer students now have a greater opportunity to expand their worldview with over 30 programs offered in a number of various disciplines.

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