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President Underwood offering 10,000 reward after shots fired at students in Mercer Village

President Underwood offering 10,000 reward after shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Summer Perritt and Katie Atkinson

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

Mercer Police reported that gunshots were fired at students who were walking in the vicinity of Mercer Village on Jan. 10. Four students and a recent graduate were in the area when a man approached them and fired six shots. No one was harmed.   The shooter escaped, running towards the Huguenin Heights neighb...

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

On Jan. 10, Mercer Police reported that six shots were fired at students in Mercer Village. The shooter escaped, running towards Linden Ave. Nobody was injured, according to an email from Mercer Police. In an email, President Underwood referred to the shooting as a "frightening and dangerous incident." He ...

Mercer’s SOUL project equips students for intentional discourse

Mercer’s SOUL project equips students for intentional discourse

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

January 7, 2018


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A new project has made its way into the heart of Mercer University. The Seeking Openness, Understanding and Learning (SOUL) Project was started this semester. “[The project was started] on campus to equip students, faculty and staff with the tools to facilitate intentional discourse on difficul...

Mercer selected to send students to fully-funded program in Japan

Mercer selected to send students to fully-funded program in Japan

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

December 20, 2017


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Mercer recently announced that the university has been chosen to participate in a new program through the Office of International Programs. The Kakehashi Project, a program managed by the Japan International Cooperation Center, will take place March 5-13, according to the program’s section of the Int...

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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With about 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduate students at Mercer University, on-campus housing is nearing a full capacity between the different residence halls and lofts. “We are full. We’re real full,” said Jeff Takac, the Director of Housing at Mercer University. “We’re probably 97 p...

Refuge in Music

Refuge in Music

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Senior music major Sophie Leveille plans to implement an after-school music education program for refugee children who have been relocated to a community in rural northeast Georgia. Over the last year, Leveille became very interested in refugees’ rights following her International Affairs courses with...

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

December 9, 2017


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Mercer University senior Catherine Crowe has a clear passion for activism. Last year, she held a strategic training session open to students entitled ‘Activism 101’. Crowe said she wanted to start a culture of activism on Mercer’s campus, and while a lot of students had passionate opinions...

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2017


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Junior James Stair, chemistry and women and gender studies major, is the president of Mercer’s LGBTQ group, Common Ground. Stair is currently conducting research for his senior project. His research focuses on gender-neutral housing, the interest in this type of housing at Mercer and the effect...

SGA talks registration, resumes, and racism

SGA talks registration, resumes, and racism

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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At the Senate meeting of Nov. 13, the Student Government Association heard from the Center for Career and Professional Development regarding Handshake, went through gallery reports and discussed the problems students faced while trying to register for classes as well as an alleged act of racism on cam...

Faculty-led ‘Real Talk’ series seeks to connect professors to students

Faculty-led ‘Real Talk’ series seeks to connect professors to students

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

November 27, 2017


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Every year, Mercer University’s Research that Reaches Out offices chooses a grand challenge theme. This past summer, when Emily Halstead heard that this year’s theme was personal well-being, an idea began to form. The idea she came up with: Real Talk. “Real Talk is a conversation series...

“It’s okay to be white” flyer found on campus

“It’s okay to be white” flyer found on campus

Thais Ackerman and Katie Atkinson

November 15, 2017


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A flyer reading "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" was found taped to a bulletin board outside of the Connell Student Center (CSC) on campus last Wednesday. Over the past month, signs like the one found at Mercer have been popping up on college campuses across the nation including at UC Berkeley, Harvard and Princ...

Growing pains: Mercer students share their opinions about parking on campus

Growing pains: Mercer students share their opinions about parking on campus

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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The ability to find parking spaces on campus has been an issue for both commuters and on-campus residents at Mercer for many years, and these complaints have grown since the increase in the student population in the past five years. Many students have stated their frustration in finding a parking...

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