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Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer teaches spring semester poetry class

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer teaches spring semester poetry class

Rebecca Reed

February 1, 2011

By Rebecca Reed Erin Beliu is the Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer in Residence for 2011and she has arrived on Mercer’s campus. The Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. course is offered every spring semester with a different poet or fiction writer. Beliu is the author of three books of poems, winner of the...

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Brittany Dant

February 1, 2011

President William D. Underwood announced on Jan. 11 that a $1.5 million donation from an anonymous source will benefit Mercer University’s School of Medicine. The $1.5 million gift was given to the university to fund an endowed chair in the School of Medicine to honor Dr. Rufus C. Harris, Mercer’s...

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Elizabeth Bibb

February 1, 2011

Mercer graduate Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd governor at a ceremony in Atlanta on Jan. 10. Deal, a former trustee for the university, is the 7th Mercer alumnus to hold the office of Governor of Georgia and the 11th to become a governor. Due to inclement weather brought on by...

Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Brittani Howell

January 31, 2011

Mercer honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by inviting Sister Helen Préjean to speak at its first Freedom Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17. The event, held in Willingham's auditorium from 7:00-9:00 p.m., was accomplished through the combined efforts of Mercer staff, students and members of the Macon comm...

Mercer welcomes first modern football coach

Mercer welcomes first modern football coach

alockwood

January 31, 2011

After ending the speculation and 70-year hiatus of football at Mercer last November, the next step in reinstating football in Macon was to hire a head coach. After a two-month search, Bobby Lamb was introduced as Mercer’s 19th head coach, first of the modern era, and will lead the team as they begin...

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