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Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Addison Robinson, Graphic Design Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Many students struggle to decide exactly what they want to do after college. This year, Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will connect students and alumni with Handshake, a job recruitment platform allowing users to seek out jobs and internship opportunities as well as view u...

Service honoring Anya Silver to be held in Willingham Auditorium

Service honoring Anya Silver to be held in Willingham Auditorium

Julianna Tollett

September 7, 2018


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The Mercer community will have the chance to honor Anya Silver, Mercer professor, poet and Guggenheim Fellow who passed away this summer, in a special service Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. The service will be held in Willingham Auditorium and will consist of poetry readings and the sharing of stories and mus...

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Yusuf Tas

September 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

The 2018-2019 Freshman Senator election had a high number of voter turnout and results were close. This year’s elected senators are Savannah Lacey (112), Morgan Prosser (106), Zariah Patterson (106), Sheridan King (105), and Harrison Ivine (104). Applications for the student correspondent committee will open s...

New executive director of TRIO and minority affairs looks to expand services for students in need

New executive director of TRIO and minority affairs looks to expand services for students in need

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The interim executive director of Mercer University’s TRIO programs and minority affairs has officially assumed the position. Tracy Artis will now lead the five services that exist under the TRIO umbrella. TRIO refers to federally-funded services that focus on the retention of and continued assistance for t...

Macon Beer Festival to benefit men’s thirst and health

Macon Beer Festival to benefit men’s thirst and health

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under City, News

Maconites drank beer to help raise money for Pints for Prostates, a national campaign aiming to educate men about prostate cancer at The Macon Beer Festival on Aug. 25. The festival is “a health fair disguised as a beer festival- it’s a party for a cause,” according to the official festival webs...

A Need to Know Basis: Voter Suppression

A Need to Know Basis: Voter Suppression

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 28, 2018


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Voter suppression is a political strategy used by candidates to prevent the supporters of their opponents from voting. Since The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made the more transparent methods like poll tax and Jim Crow illegal, candidates have gotten more creative about discouraging opposing voters.   This sum...

Mercer Medicine launches student-staffed clinic in Jimmy Carter’s hometown

Mercer Medicine launches student-staffed clinic in Jimmy Carter’s hometown

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Mercer School of Medicine (MSUM) opened a primary care center in Plains, Georgia, this summer to address the lack of health care services after the closure of the Plains Medical Center in March. The center also provides specialty care, mental health services, gynecological services, x-rays and more. S...

Mercer has been named a Peace Corps Prep school. Here’s how students can get involved in the program

Mercer has been named a Peace Corps Prep school. Here’s how students can get involved in the program

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University has been chosen as a Peace Corps Prep site, making it the first private institution in Georgia to participate in the program. The Peace Corps is a post-graduate volunteer program funded by the United States government. Volunteers aid foreign countries in their area of expertise and are gi...

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association wants to welcome students back with answers and results. Junior Adam Penland and Senior Shruthi Vikraman will serve as SGA President and Vice President for this school year. The duo’s election platform included getting more funding for student organizations, ...

SoCon voting competition returns to campus

SoCon voting competition returns to campus

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead News Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With midterm elections quickly approaching, the Southern Conference (SoCon) voting competition returns to Mercer University’s campus. The SoCon competition focuses on registering students to vote in national elections. SoCon is a collegiate sports conference focused on “facilitating intercollegiate ...

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

Starting this fall, Mercer University will now use the label Fraternity and Sorority Programs (FSP) instead of “Greek life” to refer to its 12 fraternities and 8 sororities. The name change comes during a national push for Greek-letter organizations to adopt more inclusive policies. These organization...

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