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Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Psychology professor to lead semester-long study abroad program in London

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

October 8, 2019

Some of the courses being offered include Introduction to Psychology and Health Psychology, both taught by Borchardt, as well as classes in art history, English studies and British life and culture. “It’s like you’re in Mercer in Macon, but you’re actually in London!” she said.

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Mercer University to offer new study abroad scholarship

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Through the increase of more streamlined financial aid opportunities, Mercer students now have a greater opportunity to expand their worldview with over 30 programs offered in a number of various disciplines.

Upcoming walk for domestic violence supports the cause in Macon

Upcoming walk for domestic violence supports the cause in Macon

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

The walk is hosted in memory of Crystal Harris, a nursing student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in an act of domestic violence Oct. 3, 2005. Organizer Lekeshia Henderson said there has been a decent turnout in the past, but she has higher hopes for this year and that Mercer students will get involved.

Engineering POD and Which Wich meal swipes: Mercer Dining changes explained

Engineering POD and Which Wich meal swipes: Mercer Dining changes explained

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

This semester, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors returned to find that the engineering building’s Provisions on Demand (POD) was gone. On the other side of campus, Which Wich’s meal swipe display no longer included salads. In an email to The Cluster, General Manager of Campus Food Janet...

Study shows student debt and loan trends at Mercer University

Study shows student debt and loan trends at Mercer University

Sterling Neill and Phoebe Monsour

September 25, 2019

A study aims to show how student loan debt has changed over the past decade. The study focuses on the percent change of graduates with student loan debt, the change of the average student debt per borrower and how the percent change of debt changes on average per borrower.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 12, 2019

The Cluster checks in with recent alumni performing service across the globe, from a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia to a Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic.

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The clinic, since its conception in 2006, has assisted with over 90 cases in Georgia and won over half of them. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the state.

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Besides a change in physical location, the Office of Access and Accommodations will implement several updates for the 2019-2020 school year.

Mercer-grown coffee shop celebrates one-year anniversary 

Mercer-grown coffee shop celebrates one-year anniversary 

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The past, present and future of the Mercer Village staple, according to its co-founders.

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