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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

Provided by the Mercer Gaming Society

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

Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson

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?

Lisa Williams, general manager of the pizzeria, stands at the new counter.

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.”

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The machine, which is located on the 24-hour floor, is a Pharmabox, and it contains items ranging from over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, batteries and vitamins, as well as sexual health, feminine hygiene, eye care and dental health products. 

Fourteen Mercer Global Leader Scholars study abroad this semester

Photo provided by Suzanna Arul

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Mercer University awarded 14 students the new Global Leader Scholarship to aid them with their travel expenses as they study with Mercer affiliates around the world. This year’s scholars are traveling to countries including South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Sweden, Spain and the U.K. 

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer

November 25, 2019

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is hosting an Archaeology Ranger Program from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. This free event will start at the Visitor Center with a presentation followed by a guided tour of the park led by Ranger Jim Branan.

Mercer student partners with Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation

Photo provided by Dajee' Lyles.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 24, 2019

Dajee’ Lyles, a senior international business major, was hired this semester by the Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation to share information about the foundation’s programs around campus.

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 23, 2019

The Binary Bears computer programming team had their first competition at the Small College Contest held at Auburn University Oct. 26. They placed second overall after Bob Jones University. 

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