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SGA undecided on amendment that would require informing student body of election qualifications

SGA undecided on amendment that would require informing student body of election qualifications

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 27, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) heard a proposal for a bylaw amendment March 25 that would require the Public Relations & Elections Committee (PRE) to advertise election qualifications to students outside of the Senate. Freshman Sen. Harrison Ivins proposed the amendment after only o...

Bearstock 2019 to feature Aminé, Joywave, local artists and more

Bearstock 2019 to feature Aminé, Joywave, local artists and more

Jessica Lee

March 27, 2019

QuadWorks, Mercer University’s student programming board, will host its annual Bearstock concert on campus April 8. “Bearstock is an annual day of concerts for both the Mercer community and the Macon community,” said Mimi Nguyen, a member of the QuadWorks Special Events Team. The daytime ...

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Mercer Police have responded to three car break-ins, two instances of harassing communications and other crimes, such as theft by taking and fraud, across campus in March 2019. Harassing communications Chief of Police Gary Collins responded to a report March 5 that the complainant had received ...

Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks

Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks

Emily Rose Thorne and Thais Ackerman

March 27, 2019

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Mercer University hosted an interfaith vigil March 21 to remember those who were killed in the terror attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. “We want to remind people that the place you worship should be a place where you feel secure, wh...

SGA in talks to reopen election qualifications

SGA in talks to reopen election qualifications

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 21, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) is considering reopening qualifications for the presidential elections after only one ticket emerged on the initial deadline March 13. Sophomore Class President Jadon Murad opened a discussion about reopening the elections during the Senate meeting March 18. ...

SGA announces 24-hour library space, approves new club and grants first seed money request

SGA announces 24-hour library space, approves new club and grants first seed money request

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 18, 2019

Updates to Tarver Library The Student Government Association (SGA) announced in an open meeting March 11 that construction is underway in Tarver Library to provide more 24-hour study space for students. Junior Senator Michaela Jones, chair of the SGA academic affairs committee, said the library...

New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019

Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN) will welcome its first class in the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in May 2019. The program was created in response to Georgia’s ongoing nursing shortage and is designed to be a cost-effective way for students with a non-nur...

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Christian Watson

March 14, 2019

Claudia May delivered the keynote address for the first installment of Mercer University’s fifth-annual Beloved Community Symposium Feb. 26. May is a professor at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches reconciliation studies. The Beloved Community Symposium is an annual event founded by pa...

Department of Education investigation into Mercer University still ongoing

Department of Education investigation into Mercer University still ongoing

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 14, 2019

Mercer University is still under investigation by the Department of Education under its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta for an alleged act of discrimination on the basis of age. A student on Mercer’s Atlanta campus filed a report Jan. 10, 2017 that said a professor refused to give her an extensio...

MU Miracle plans fundraisers for new children’s hospital in Macon

MU Miracle plans fundraisers for new children’s hospital in Macon

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 14, 2019

MU Miracle, a student service club that supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) through dance marathons and other fundraisers, aims to raise $100,000 for the new Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital in Macon. The facility is part of Navicent Health and is designated a Miracle Hospital by...

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 11, 2019

The day after a Macon man fired six shots at a group of students and a recent graduate walking in Mercer Village in January 2018, University President Bill Underwood said that the school would increase its security measures. Underwood said in a statement following the shooting that “for the foreseeable fu...

Southern Poverty Law Center reveals Nuwaubian “hate group” still active in Macon

Southern Poverty Law Center reveals Nuwaubian “hate group” still active in Macon

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 11, 2019

Macon is home to a religious sect designated a “Black nationalist hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to a report the SPLC recently released naming all active hate groups in the United States. This is the fifth year that the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors has been reported in ...

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