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Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Serena Golden, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under City, News

Although holiday volunteer opportunities are over, there are still many ways for Mercer students to donate their time to the Macon community this spring. MerServe Opportunities MerServe, Mercer University’s board for service-leadership, coordinates service opportunities for students along with t...

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Chinekwu Obidoa is speaking about her own topic, “Finding Your Passion” on Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. as part of Mercer’s Real Talk series. Speaking in the Innovation Center, Obidoa will be the fifth person to speak in the Real Talk series, which is aimed at helping normalize student challenges by...

How is the Founder’s Day speaker chosen?

How is the Founder’s Day speaker chosen?

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

In light of the Founder’s Day speaker controversy, many are wondering how the speaker is actually chosen and who exactly is behind the scenes orchestrating this annual Mercer tradition.     So who is in charge of choosing the Founder’s Day speaker?   According to Student Government Associati...

Student Government Association to hold informational social

Student Government Association to hold informational social

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Government Association is holding a free social for students who may be interested in the way the Student Government Association functions and its upcoming election process. The social will be held on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Connell Student Center, conference room three. Senators...

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Walking through the parking lot behind the Stetson School of Business it is nearly impossible to ignore the blue tarp surrounding Willet, the university’s former science center. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said the university plans to renovate the building to fit...

Slave to Soldier: How 3,211 Black men were freed

Slave to Soldier: How 3,211 Black men were freed

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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The Civil War era “Battle Hymn of the Republic” plays patriotically in the background as guests of Ocmulgee National Monument take their seats for the third annual Ranger Talk celebrating Black History Month. As visitors find an open chair in the downstairs classroom, Park Ranger Lonnie Davis an...

Controversial Founders’ Day speaker affects alumni opinions of Mercer

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

The decision to host lawyer Jay Sekulow as the 2018 Founders’ Day keynote speaker on Feb. 7 has been controversial not only among current students, but among alumni as well. Many say that the choice has affected their opinion of Mercer. Those who support Sekulow said that he stands for ideals that al...

Peer Advisor Applications coming soon

Peer Advisor Applications coming soon

Nadia Pressley, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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Academic and Advising Services (AAS) will be releasing this year’s Peer Advisor Application on Feb. 23. The Peer Advisor (PA) program is a leadership opportunity for sophomore, junior and senior students to volunteer by assisting first-year students in their transition to college. Peer Advisors ...

SGA talks senior housing and senatorial conduct, approves two campus organizations

SGA talks senior housing and senatorial conduct, approves two campus organizations

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association met on Feb. 19 to discuss campus housing for next year’s seniors and further issues regarding senatorial conduct as well as SGA bylaws. SGA also approved two new campus organizations and a special funding request. During Gallery Reports, Sen. Kaylen Long asked the Residence Lif...

Spring Break for Service applications open now

Spring Break for Service applications open now

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Spring Break for Service (SB4S) is an alternative spring break program for students led by MerServe, the student-led board that creates service projects. SB4S exposes students to the needs of others in central Georgia. Their focus is a range of social issues, including poverty and homelessness, food ...

SGA discusses senatorial conduct, approves new organization and funding requests

SGA discusses senatorial conduct, approves new organization and funding requests

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association discussed the expectations for senatorial conduct in light of Founders’ Day and Freshman Class President Joseph Muldrew’s recent op-ed in the Cluster. In the op-ed, Sen. Muldrew expressed his disapproval of the speaker, Jay Sekulow, and of various SGA members’ ...

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