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Mercer alumnus publishes book on the impact of Southern literature during the Cold War era

Mercer alumnus publishes book on the impact of Southern literature during the Cold War era

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 15, 2020

“My book examines the role that Southern literature, and to a degree the study of Southern literature in universities, played in Cold War culture in the United States in the 20th century,” Dominy said. “This was important for the time because the United States was actively expanding its political system and interests to counter global interventions from the communists in the USSR.” 

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2020

“Spring Break for Service'' has been a MerServe tradition for several years. This year, the four-day event is centered around hunger and homelessness in Macon’s community. 

Students urge Mercer to switch dining service providers after confusion over meal plan sharing

Students urge Mercer to switch dining service providers after confusion over meal plan sharing

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 14, 2020

A Mercer student created a petition asking administration to remove Aramark as its dining service provider following a recent incident involving both General Manager Janet Walker and Mercer Police.

Academic conference to mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Academic conference to mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

To honor the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, the Georgia Philosophy Society is holding two back-to-back academic conferences at Mercer Feb. 21 and 22. 

‘Drive and passion’: University Honors Programs restructured to allow more student inclusivity

‘Drive and passion’: University Honors Programs restructured to allow more student inclusivity

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 12, 2020

The Honors Program will be reinvented to fit incoming transfer students, and students who were not able to come to Mercer when Honors applications for freshman year were open. 

Ocmulgee National Park to host ranger series for Black History Month

Ocmulgee National Park to host ranger series for Black History Month

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The series event flyer says “reconstruction … is one of the most complicated, poorly understood and most significant periods in American history. The intent was to rebuild the South and rearrange the state and federal governments to accommodate changing times … what actually happened is much different.”  

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

The gaming marathon will include activities like board games, poker, video games and roleplaying games, provided by participating organizations. 

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 1, 2020

The Office of Auxiliary Services anticipates that 2,500 users will sign up for a mobile ID card once the Android option is available.

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Sands attended Mercer for both his undergraduate and legal degrees,, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and from Mercer Law School in 1974. During his undergraduate experience, Sands studied political science and music.

Bear Card not working? The new digital Bear Card could be to blame

Bear Card not working? The new digital Bear Card could be to blame

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

January 30, 2020

Students across campus have been noticing that their physical Bear Cards are no longer working. Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said in an email to the Cluster that this change isn’t completely unexpected.

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Goodbye Sauced! What’s next for this Mercer Village spot?

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The new restaurant will serve all of Sauced’s pizza recipes, but will likely have a more simplified menu.

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

January 29, 2020

Making more of these fond memories at Mercer and having students change the world is Underwood’s main goal looking into the new decade. “I want Mercer to keep doing more of what it is doing,” he said. “I want us to continue to do what we’re doing but even better. We have come so far in the level of student achievement that I hope to continue that. Mercer is Mercer because of its students. I can’t wait to see what all they accomplish.”

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