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Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2016

A Mercer student reported that she was sexually assaulted April 9 at one of the Mercer loft buildings. According to the Mercer police report filed April 11, they were dispatched to the Medical Center emergency room on April 11 regarding the assault. The victim said she reported the incident to Merc...

Alpha Tau Omega suspended, university investigating ‘serious violations’

Alpha Tau Omega suspended, university investigating ‘serious violations’

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

April 18, 2016

The Greek letters above the front entrance of the Alpha Tau Omega house are gone. Early Saturday afternoon, a reporter from The Cluster saw that several, if not all, of the brothers of the fraternity were standing outside of the house on Greek Row. Shortly after, no people were in sight. The front...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 10, 2016

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

Fresh Off The Docket

Fresh Off The Docket

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

Senator Olivia Buckner highlights new blue lights, cameras around campus, and the broken Dowell door.

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

March 2, 2016

When Jibri Bryan backed his white Monte Carlo into the Flash Foods parking lot on the corner of College and Forsyth streets, he was there to buy drugs, said a Bibb County investigator. Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack of the (Macon) Telegraph reported that during a court hearing Wednesday the i...

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Do Not Cross: Campus crime increased during 2015

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 27, 2016

Campus crime increased in 2015 Crime on and around Mercer University’s Macon campus rose from 70 incidents in 2014 to 85 during the 2015 calendar year, according to internal reports provided to The Cluster by Mercer Police. More than half of the offenses were entering an automobile (25) or theft by...

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

January 27, 2016

Lofts Phase V faces nearly $14,000 in damages after a string of crime-related incidents on construction site.

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 2, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase V...

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 28, 2015

From late Sept. 30 to Oct. 12, there were three documented criminal incidents on campus

Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 15, 2015

On Oct. 1 — the last day allowed by federal law — Mercer University Police posted their annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security report to their website in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The document includes information f...

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Marin Guta

March 18, 2015

Two Mercer students from Kappa Alpha fraternity confessed on Wednesday to vandalizing two bear sculptures. Mercer University's Police Department found the missing bear statues on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Adams Street at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chief Garry Collins. The two fibergl...

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Marin Guta

February 2, 2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection. Just in case you missed Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots clinched a win over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game that ended 28-24. Now that the 37 year old has four Super Bowl titles underneath his belt, many believe that this will settle the dispute that...

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