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Student groups work to increase voter registration on Mercer’s campus

Student groups work to increase voter registration on Mercer’s campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

November 3, 2018


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Last year, The Telegraph reported that Mercer University students vote at a higher rate than their peers, but some student organizations hope to raise these rates even higher. Mobilize Mercer and the Iota Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. have spent the semester working to boost v...

SGA hosts annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

SGA hosts annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

Natalie Yaeger

October 30, 2018


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Just over 500 students made the annual trip to Penfield, Ga., Oct. 21 to see the original campus of Mercer University before its relocation to Macon in 1871. This year ’s included a chapel service, speeches from students and faculty, heritage events, fireworks and more. Pilgrimage to Penfield is a yearly universit...

Mercer students pitch ideas to make a better community at annual Visionary Panel

Mercer students pitch ideas to make a better community at annual Visionary Panel

Sterling Neill

October 30, 2018


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The Office of Research that Reaches Out at Mercer University hosted the fourth annual Student Visionary Panel on campus Oct. 25 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fifteen students spoke on the panel for the chance to win funding to support their vision. This year, the theme was social responsibility. Each student pre...

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018


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Two speakers from the Mercer Atlanta campus attended the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Oct. 22 to talk about a new initiative to bring international students to Mercer in the coming years. The two speakers, Provost of the Atlanta campus Scott Davis and Senior Vice President of the Atl...

Institute of Life Purpose gears up for recruitment phase of international teaching program

Institute of Life Purpose gears up for recruitment phase of international teaching program

Hannah Williams

October 27, 2018


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The institute of Life Purpose will start recruiting students to apply for Service First, a program connecting Mercer University graduates to teaching opportunities abroad, during the last week of October. Service First is an international program that matches Mercer graduates to opportunities to teach Englis...

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Mandi DeLong and Emily Rose Thorne

October 18, 2018


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Some students have experienced long wait times and other challenges while trying to access services at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since one of the counselors left Mercer in August. Junior Bella Rama said she has been asked to wait weeks for an appointment. “As someone with ma...

A Need to Know Basis: What Kavanaugh means for the future of the Supreme Court

A Need to Know Basis: What Kavanaugh means for the future of the Supreme Court

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

October 18, 2018


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The Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 6 in a 50-48 vote. It was one of the lowest number of votes of any SCOTUS confirmation in American history, second only to Stanley Matthews in 1881, according to the Senate’s records. Sen. Lisa Murkowski would have been the only Republican vote against Kavanaugh’s co...

F.O.R.G.E. student group to host Abortion Positivity Tour

F.O.R.G.E. student group to host Abortion Positivity Tour

Kylie Brown

October 16, 2018


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A student organization will host Mercer University’s first Abortion Positivity Tour Oct. 16. The event will educate audiences on reproductive rights and provide the community with resources, information and activities throughout the day leading up to a rally in support of the new women's health cente...

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 15, 2018


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The candidates for state superintendent will debate the future of Georgia’s public schools at the Mercer University School of Medicine auditorium Oct. 16. Otha Thornton Jr., a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Richard Woods for the superintendent seat in the Nov. 6 election. Thornton ...

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 8, 2018


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Mercer University reported a decline in campus crime during 2017, according to a report released last month. The annual Campus Crime Report, officially called the Annual Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, was published Sept. 28.  The report covers each calend...

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

Rylee Kirk, Lead Sports Writer and Advertising Manager

October 8, 2018


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The Fresh Food company underwent changes this summer including a paint job, new cushions, an extended breakfast bar and a Mongolian Grill, thanks to work by the Student Government Association. The Mongolian Grill offers new options including lo mein noodles, tofu and ginger, according to the Mercer Di...

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 5, 2018


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The Student Government Association (SGA) responded to feedback from campus organizations at the Senate meeting Oct. 1. They discussed the initial results of the new campus outreach program designed by Campus Outreach Committee Chair Hayes Rule, which assigns senators to attend specific student or...

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