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BREAKING: Trolley service pushed back to 10 p.m. Friday

BREAKING: Trolley service pushed back to 10 p.m. Friday

February 25, 2011
Filed under News

Mercer's trolley service will not begin running until 10 p.m. tonight because of a scheduling conflict caused by the recent fire that destroyed the "Miss Molly" trolley last week. Dean of students Doug Pearson said in an email Friday afternoon that he plans to meet next week with NewTown Macon – the...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

clewis
February 23, 2011
Filed under Campus, City, News

One of Mercer's two student trolleys inexplicably burst into flames early Friday morning just moments after dropping off its last load of passengers at Greek Village. The driver of the iconic "Miss Molly" trolley was traveling north on Stadium Drive near the University Center around 3:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke ...

Rodeo Beach opens in Mercer Village

Rodeo Beach opens in Mercer Village

alockwood
February 23, 2011
Filed under News

A customer at Rodeo Beach shops for boots Monday at the company's new retail location in Mercer Village. [nggtags gallery=rodeo,wordpress,...] A new outdoor clothing and supply store opened in Mercer Village earlier this month, making it the latest addition to the neighborhood's burgeoning retail s...

University releases new social media guidelines

University releases new social media guidelines

clewis
February 23, 2011
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Mercer released its first ever social media guidelines last week, setting official parameters for the appropriate use of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs for university purposes. Larry Brumley, Mercer’s senior vice president for marketing communications, said the new guidelines were ...

SGA aims to save state-funded tuition grant

February 23, 2011
Filed under News

Student body president Trenton White said at last week’s senate meeting that SGA plans to fight the recently renewed push from state legislators to do away with the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, a scholarship that helps subsidize tuition costs at in-state private universities like Mercer. White...

Tau Beta Pi holds annual Young Leaders Workshop

Garret McDowell
February 23, 2011
Filed under News

On Feb. 19, Tau Beta Pi sponsored the 2011 Mercer University Young Leaders Workshop so that individuals could get firsthand experience and training from an expert.  This is the first event of E-Week, a nationally recognized week devoted to engineering. Tau Beta Pi also had a dignitary invited to speak...

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

clusterads
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

[singlepic id=41 h=390 w=weight float=none] Downtown Macon hosted the 6th annual MAGA film festival Feb. 17-20. The festival featured documentaries, student films, feature films, animation and much more. Events took place at The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The Macon Marriott Center....

Spring Break safety tips

Kathleen Quinlan
February 23, 2011
Filed under News

- Make sure you always have your ID. - Always travel in groups.  - Always wear protection (sunscreen or otherwise). - Don’t fall asleep in a hot tub. - Don’t leave your drink unattended. - Don’t trust strangers. They aren’t your friends. - Always buckle up. - If someone follows you to...

Mercer campus safe despite recent rise in crime

Ashley Mann
February 23, 2011
Filed under News

  “We all strive for the same thing. We want to keep you safe while you are learning,” said Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins.  With the recent rise in crime on campus, Mercer police are giving students advice on how to exercise safety on and off campus. In recent months, Mercer police have seen...

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Rebecca Mayo
February 23, 2011
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[singlepic id=14 w=460 h=height float=none] [nggallery id=2] Mercer's first black student, Sam Oni, reunited with his white college roommate, Don Baxter, to deliver a message of racial reconciliation at the annual Founders' Day convocation Wednesday morning in Willingham Auditorium. The two Mercer...

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

clewis
February 23, 2011
Filed under News

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer editor Hank Klibanoff visited Mercer on Feb. 9 to deliver a lecture on coverage of race relations in the southern and national press during the last half-century, which is the topic of Klibanoff's most recent book...

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