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Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Mercer Police have responded to 16 crimes on Mercer’s campus so far in 2019, according to reports provided to The Cluster on Feb. 25. Car break-ins constituted the majority of crimes. Entering auto: Adams St. The first car break-in of 2019 occurred in the Adams St. parking lot Jan. 11. “I w...

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted Feb. 25 to adopt an amendment to their Constitution that would set up a seed money fund for new campus organizations recognized during the spring semesters, once the regular SGA funding they could normally access has run out. Harrison...

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, City, News

Two third-year students at the Mercer University School of Medicine are growing fresh produce for a local food bank to combat a lack of access to fresh food in Macon. Ayana Graham and Austin Miller started growing fruits and vegetables at a community garden owned by Centenary United Methodist Church last ...

Mercer administration surveys students about campus programs, safety and culture

Mercer administration surveys students about campus programs, safety and culture

Emily Rose Thorne

February 28, 2019


Filed under News

The Office of Student Affairs at Mercer University distributed a survey to the student body to gauge perspectives on the school’s Campus Life programs, athletic events and campus culture for the month of February. Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson, who oversees the Office of Student ...

MerServe’s alternative spring break program to focus on local childhood poverty

MerServe’s alternative spring break program to focus on local childhood poverty

Natalie Yaeger

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

MerServe, a student-led service programming board that offers volunteer opportunities to Mercer University students, will host the annual Spring Break for Service experience March 3-6. The theme this year will be the needs of children in the Macon community. Student volunteers will help a variety of deve...

DSP to host networking events catered to all students

DSP to host networking events catered to all students

Nadia Pressley

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) will host Business Week, a five-day event to provide faculty and students with professional and career development, knowledge and tips. “Business Week is an opportunity for DSP and the brothers within DSP to just showcase the way business affe...

Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Various student groups have planned events throughout February to honor Black History Month and support black students on Mercer University’s campus. QuadWorks, the student programming board at Mercer, hosted a Black History Month panel Feb. 7. Student speakers discussed “topics surrounding v...

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mandi DeLong

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Some student organizations at Mercer University have recently been promoting environmental sustainability on campus. The groups most involved in the shift have been the Green Committee and the Green Coalition. The Green Committee is a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA), led by Sophom...

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

William Mark McCullough, an actor, producer and 1995 graduate of Mercer University, was set to give the speech for Founders’ Day 2019. However, when University President Bill Underwood introduced the speaker at the event Feb. 6, he revealed that filming on McCullough’s most recent project had gone la...

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

Kylie Brown

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened to discuss the perceived disconnect between students and athletes as well as what safety improvements students believe the school should make during this semester's Safety Walk. The campus outreach committee, lead by Senior Senator Hayes Rule...

Student-led organization set to hold mental health training

Student-led organization set to hold mental health training

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Mercer Neuroscience Organization (MNO) will be holding a mental health first aid training program Feb. 23 and 24. It’s an eight-hour lecture-based program split between a Saturday and a Sunday. If students enrolled can pass the culminating exam on Sunday, they will earn a certification in ment...

Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools

Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A 2019 report from the Princeton Review named Mercer the 11th-most politically conservative college in the United States. The data was based on students’ responses when asked to rate themselves “far-left, Democrat, non-partisan, Republican or far-right.” The ranking makes Mercer the most conservati...

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