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New SGA senators take office following January special election

Christian Watson

January 30, 2019


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Four people were elected to serve on the Student Government Association (SGA) in a special election Jan. 24 and 25. Senior Nigel D’Souza and Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples will hold senatorial seats for the spring 2019 semester. The special election was held afte...

Former post office to house student services offices

Former post office to house student services offices

Christian Watson

January 30, 2019


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The area surrounding the former Mail and Document Services room in the Connell Student Center (CSC) is being converted into a more convenient home for ACCESS and Accommodations and the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dean of Student Affairs Doug Pearson said ACCESS and Accommodations, which ...

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

Kylie Brown

January 30, 2019


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Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) met Jan. 28 and swore in four new senators, Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples and Senior Nigel D’Souza. The new Senators promised to “fulfill the duties of the office entrusted to me to the utmost of my ability, to serve purposefu...

Alumnus Mark McCollough selected to be Founders Day speaker

Alumnus Mark McCollough selected to be Founders Day speaker

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

January 30, 2019


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Mercer alumnus and actor Mark McCollough has been selected to speak at this year’s Founders Day event on Feb. 6. The speaker was announced in a Student Government Association meeting streamed live on their Facebook page Jan. 7. Clark Myers, senior senator-at-large and chair of the Heritage Life committee, told S...

Federal report suggests Wells Fargo charged some Mercer students excessive fees through university partnership

Federal report suggests Wells Fargo charged some Mercer students excessive fees through university partnership

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

January 29, 2019


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Wells Fargo, the bank that provides optional financial services to Mercer students through a partnership bringing the university nearly $40,000 each year, may charge students higher fees than other banks with similar college programs. The information was released in a report by the Consumer Financia...

New campus club aims to help empower young Macon-Bibb women

New campus club aims to help empower young Macon-Bibb women

Rylee Kirk

January 28, 2019


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Women of Minorities Empowering the Neighborhood (W.O.M.E.N) is a new service-based club on Mercer’s campus aimed at mentoring Macon-Bibb County minority girls. Co-Founder and Co-President Sheridan King, a freshman, said she was inspired to start the club after observing a “disconnect between Mer...

‘She was always helping everyone:’ Mercer community remembers Carmen Hicks

‘She was always helping everyone:’ Mercer community remembers Carmen Hicks

Natalie Yaeger

January 28, 2019


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Carmen Hicks, Mercer University senior administrative assistant for the English, Mathematics and Africana Studies departments, passed away Jan. 4 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Highway 49, according to an emailed statement from the University. Hicks, 53, was from Warner Robins and worked...

Renovated Willet Science Center to open this fall

Renovated Willet Science Center to open this fall

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

January 28, 2019


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Willet Science Center will re-open this fall, giving a new home to the psychology, computer science, public health and athletic training programs. Last year, it was projected that construction would be completed in time for the 2019 spring semester. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said that was “the mos...

Where are They Now? Newt Technologies, Winners of Next Big Idea Competition 2018

Where are They Now? Newt Technologies, Winners of Next Big Idea Competition 2018

Blossom Onunekwu

January 28, 2019


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Last year, Jonathan Kent and Brandon Hancock won the Next Big Idea Competition, a contest providing Mercer University students with capital and guidance in starting a business. Their company is Newt Technologies, and their creation is a knee monitoring product called the Newt Knee, a device that passi...

New student organization hosts formal debate on topic of abortion to encourage understanding

New student organization hosts formal debate on topic of abortion to encourage understanding

Sterling Neill

November 29, 2018


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A new organization on Mercer’s campus, Students for Liberty, held a debate on abortion Nov. 14 in Willingham Auditorium. The moderator, group founder Christian Watson, allowed two students, Madison Moore on the pro-life side and Ana Muntean on the pro-choice side, to debate their perspectives. M...

Making engineering a career: product developer delivers lecture on campus

Making engineering a career: product developer delivers lecture on campus

Sterling Neill

November 29, 2018


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Tyler Ovington, a product developer at Southern Spine, came to Mercer’s campus to discuss his job and how he obtained his position with students Nov. 12. As the only engineer at a small medical product design company in downtown Macon, Ovington said he enjoys his various day to day tasks. Ovington s...

Binary Bears secure national competition wins

Binary Bears secure national competition wins

Kylie Brown

November 29, 2018


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Mercer University’s programming team, the Binary Bears, recently sent groups to two programming competitions, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), where they ranked second and 14th respectively. “We are given problems to solve, and t...

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