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Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason

UPDATED: Athletic facilities go on lockdown as law enforcement investigates threatening email

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief April 21, 2021

Law enforcement is investigating "a threatening email" sent to Mercer University Athletic Department staff, according to an email from Senior Assistant Vice President for Marketing Communications Rick...

Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason.

BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief August 28, 2020
A Mercer University student was shot while driving back to the Macon campus with two passengers Thursday night.
Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason

Mercer Police Blotter: Hit and run, theft by taking, domestic violence and sexual assault

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer November 21, 2019
This semester, Mercer Police responded to numerous incidents on and around campus. Kyle Sears, director of media relations at Mercer University, provided redacted police reports.
There are currently 21 students who have been barred from parking on Mercer’s campus after accumulating too many 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.
Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.
Mercer senior Emma Johnston helps lead a domestic violence prevention walk with Crisis Line and Safe House in April 2019. Archived photo provided by Emma Johnston

Upcoming walk for domestic violence supports the cause in Macon

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
The walk is hosted in memory of Crystal Harris, a nursing student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in an act of domestic violence Oct. 3, 2005. Organizer Lekeshia Henderson said there has been a decent turnout in the past, but she has higher hopes for this year and that Mercer students will get involved.
“I have seen the difficulties in balancing both sides of the scales,” current participant Randall Edwards says. “I have learned that while the roles of criminal defenders and prosecutors appear only adversarial, they are in fact both tasked with ensuring a fair balancing of our justice system.”

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer September 10, 2019
The clinic, since its conception in 2006, has assisted with over 90 cases in Georgia and won over half of them. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the state.
A car with a ticket on the windshield.

Mercer Police looks to clear parking confusion

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager April 10, 2019

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...

Mercer’s Jibri Bryan (34), right, goes for a basket with Wofford’s Lee Skinner (34) defending in 2015. Photo by Jenna Eason

‘Justice for Jibri:’ Two sentenced in 2016 killing of Mercer student-athlete

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor March 27, 2019

Nearly three years after he took on the homicide case of 23-year-old Mercer student and basketball player Jibri Bryan, District Attorney David Cooke said he feels justice has finally been served. “Our...

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor March 27, 2019

Mercer Police have responded to three car break-ins, two instances of harassing communications and other crimes, such as theft by taking and fraud, across campus in March 2019. Harassing communications Chief...

After the incidents in Mercer Village in 2018, President Bill Underwood promised increased security on campus.

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor March 11, 2019

The day after a Macon man fired six shots at a group of students and a recent graduate walking in Mercer Village in January 2018, University President Bill Underwood said that the school would increase...

Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor March 2, 2019

Mercer Police have responded to 16 crimes on Mercer’s campus so far in 2019, according to reports provided to The Cluster on Feb. 25. Car break-ins constituted the majority of crimes. Entering auto:...

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