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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. 

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation celebrates 35th anniversary

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

A gala event was hosted by the Museum of Aviation Foundation to celebrate the anniversary on Nov. 9, with many prominent guests in attendance, including David Perdue, a Georgia senator and the event’s keynote speaker. 

STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

Shailey Shah and a friend explore Copenhagen during Shah's RISE Germany internship. Photo provided by Shailey Shah.

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

The program allows students from North American universities to intern at a German research institution for a summer, said David Davis, director of fellowships and scholarships.

Mercer Police Blotter: Hit and run, theft by taking, domestic violence and sexual assault

Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 21, 2019

This semester, Mercer Police responded to numerous incidents on and around campus. Kyle Sears, director of media relations at Mercer University, provided redacted police reports.

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

More discussions will happen behind closed doors in Fiscal Affairs Committee meetings and in executive member meetings that are not open to student attendance. 

Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

“Everybody at Mercer community gets phished,” Brett Walker, director of Help Desk and Field Support Services at Mercer IT, said. “Faculty, staff, students, administrators. It happens to everybody.” 

Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Mercer Residence Life employees discuss housing at the Residence Hall Association town hall on Oct. 16. At the meeting, students were confused over the status of the plans for the upperclassmen residence hall.

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Plans for a 300-student residence hall geared towards upperclassmen were drawn up last year, but lower freshmen enrollment and other variables indicated that there was likely not enough demand to justify building the facility for the fall 2021 semester, administrators said.

Race for a legacy: Third annual Lauren Giddings 5K to fund Mercer Law students’ bar exam fees

Archived photo by Emily Rose Thorne, 2018

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Mercer Law School’s Association of Women Law Students will host the third annual Lauren Giddings 5K Nov. 7 in Macon to raise money for a scholarship assisting Mercer Law School students with bar exam expenses, which can amount to over $1,000.

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2019

Deal will not serve as a traditional professor. He will instead deliver a series of lectures every year open to the entire Mercer student body, according to President Bill Underwood. 

“Our priority is to keep you safe”: Campus parking restrictions possible after five tickets

There are currently 21 students who have been barred from parking on Mercer’s campus after accumulating too many tickets.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 5, 2019

There are currently 21 students who have been barred from parking on Mercer’s campus. Mercer’s Chief of Police said that students can be restricted from parking in certain places on campus after accumulating too many parking tickets in a single semester.

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