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Fourteen Mercer Global Leader Scholars study abroad this semester

Photo provided by Suzanna Arul

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Mercer University awarded 14 students the new Global Leader Scholarship to aid them with their travel expenses as they study with Mercer affiliates around the world. This year’s scholars are traveling to countries including South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Sweden, Spain and the U.K. 

Mercer student partners with Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation

Photo provided by Dajee' Lyles.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 24, 2019

Dajee’ Lyles, a senior international business major, was hired this semester by the Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation to share information about the foundation’s programs around campus.

STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

Shailey Shah and a friend explore Copenhagen during Shah's RISE Germany internship. Photo provided by Shailey Shah.

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

The program allows students from North American universities to intern at a German research institution for a summer, said David Davis, director of fellowships and scholarships.

Mercer alumna helps the Bahamas with the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot

The Marsh Harbour Port serves as a logistics port in Abaco as part of emergency response efforts following Hurricane Dorian.

Phoebe Monsour, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

Erin Brett and her colleagues at the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot, a section of the World Food Programme that provides logistics support for non-food items during crises, were in the Bahamas to facilitate the movement of cargo from island to island.

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

Dr. Amy Borchardt is hoping to lead a study abroad trip to London, England next semester.

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.

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Sarah Grace Hall in front of a graffiti mural in the Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Sarah Grace Hall

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 12, 2019

The Cluster checks in with recent alumni performing service across the globe, from a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia to a Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic.

International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

What’s the skinny? Last Thursday, hundreds were buried in a disastrous landslide in the village of El Cambray Dos, near Guatemala’s capitol city. Around midnight, Thursday night, a hillside gave out following days of rainfall in the area. It is estimated that somewhere around 100 homes had be...

Hundreds Dead in Hajj Pilgrimage

Stampede kills hundreds at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015

What’s The Skinny? On Thursday, Sept. 24, during the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, hundreds were trampled during an enormous stampede. The event took place on the Jamarat bridge in Mina when two large groups of people merged together. They were on their way to the Jamarat pillars ...

German Trains Temporarily Suspended from Austria Due to Migrant Crisis

Elliot James, Contributing writer

September 16, 2015

What’s the skinny? Trains coming into Germany from Austria were temporarily suspended in an effort to curb the on-going European migrant crisis. This comes in response to the government decision to implement new border controls between the German state, Italy and Austria. In a news conference Sunda...

International Buzz: Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015

Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend What’s the skinny? Beginning this past Saturday and continuing through the night until Sunday, activists took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in a rally to demand Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign from office. At its height pro-democra...

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