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New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village
February 14, 2011

Mercer's bookstore opened Thursday in its new location on the ground floor of The Lofts at Mercer Village, marking the latest retail addition in the university's growing push to redevelop the formerly...

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards
February 9, 2011

ATHENS –– The Cluster nabbed eight awards at this year’s Georgia College Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The Cluster took home four first-place awards for Best Campus Community...

Police beat roundup

Police beat roundup
February 9, 2011

Mercer Police resolved a total of 16 incidents on campus during the months of December and January. Dec. 8: An officer on patrol noticed a car which had driven up on a median and damaged its tires. ...

Mercer professor tapped to investigate torture during Bush presidency

Mercer professor David Gushee speaks at a 2008 conference on human rights. Gushee was recently appointed to a 12-member task force on the U.S. use of torture during the Bush era. PHOTO BY NHR-NA.org
February 9, 2011

A Mercer Christianity professor has been elected to serve on a bipartisan national task force dedicated to investigating Bush-era torture of war prisoners. Dr. David Gushee, profesor of Christian ethics...

Decision delayed on Music Hall of Fame potential location change

February 9, 2011

The future of a cultural landmark in downtown Macon is uncertain as board members of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority struggle with the decision to keep the museum in Macon or move it to one of...

Groupon comes to Macon

(Photo courtesy of Grant Blankenship - Macon.com) John Smoltz signs autographs following his speaking engagement at the First Pitch Classic.
February 9, 2011

This is a sample of a Groupon discount sent to your e-mail address. “Get it, Share it, Enjoy it.” These are the three steps needed to become a certified Groupon addict. Coupon junkies, get ready. ...

Student-led spring conference to address local poverty

Sophomore Indie Coombs paints a front-porch during Facade Squad, a recent service project led by the Mercer Service Scholars. SPECIAL PHOTO.
February 9, 2011

A Mercer service learning organization recently announced plans to host a spring conference to tackle the issue of local poverty. The Local Engagement Against Poverty conference will take place March...

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking
February 9, 2011

Mercer’s Sex Trafficking Opposition Project recently hosted Justice Week, a three-day conference with domestic and international organizations intended to address the issue of global sex trafficking. On...

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

Mercer scored in bunches against a porous Yellow Jacket defense during their only exhibition game of the season.
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...

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school
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...

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor
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...

Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Noah Maier/The Cluster
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...

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