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ROTC program hosts event to generate high school interest

ROTC program hosts event to generate high school interest

Patrick Hobbs
February 23, 2011
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    Mercer’s ROTC program hosted the local Warner Robins High School JROTC for a paintball event in an effort to boost interest in pursuing military careers in college on Feb. 16.  About 30 Warner Robins High School JROTC cadets were driven to On Target Paintball where Mercer cadets demonstrated basic squad STX (situational tactical exercise; pronounced “sticks”). Late...

Lax plays inaugural home game against VMI

Lax plays inaugural home game against VMI

alockwood
February 23, 2011
Filed under News, Sports

It’s finally here to stay at Mercer as the lacrosse team competed in their first three regular season games during their 2011 inaugural campaign under head coach Jason Childs.  After a convincing 16-2 win over Georgia Tech’s club team, the Bears seemed to be a little intimidated at Ohio State as...

'Le Train de Mercer' looks dominant in Swamp Classic

'Le Train de Mercer' looks dominant in Swamp Classic

Garret McDowell
February 23, 2011
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(MercerCycling.blogspot.com) MU's Kevin Roberts had a fantastic opening weekend at the Swamp Classic alongside his four teammates. After several months off, Mercer’s cycling team has returned to competition with the SECCC season officially beginning the first weekend of February. A middle of...

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by flames

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by flames

clewis
February 21, 2011
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One of Mercer's two student trolleys inexplicably burst into flames early Friday morning just moments after dropping off its final load of passengers at Greek Village. The driver of the famed "Miss Molly" trolley was traveling north on Stadium Drive near the University Center around 3:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming from the vehicle's rear engine. He immediately called 911, bu...

BRIEFS: Student government aims to save state tuition grant

BRIEFS: Student government aims to save state tuition grant

CJ Akins
February 15, 2011
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Student body president Trent White said Monday that Mercer's Student Government Association 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...

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village

New university bookstore opens in Mercer Village

clewis
February 14, 2011
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Mercer's bookstore opened Thursday in its new location on the ground floor of The Lofts at Mercer Village, marking the latest retail addition in the university's growing push to redevelop the formerly blighted area on the edge of campus. The 7,600 square-foot store now operates under the Barnes and Noble name, allowing it to offer a wider range...

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards

Cluster honored with Georgia Press Awards

Rebecca Mayo
February 9, 2011
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ATHENS –– The Cluster nabbed eight awards at this year’s Georgia College Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The Cluster took home four first-place awards for Best Campus Community Service in News, Sports, Layout and Design, as well as third place for Best Features Section and B...

Police beat roundup

Police beat roundup

Kathleen Quinlan
February 9, 2011
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Mercer Police resolved a total of 16 incidents on campus during the months of December and January. Dec. 8: An officer on patrol noticed a car which had driven up on a median and damaged its tires.  The officer investigated and found the driver appeared to be intoxicated.  Signs of intoxication inc...

Mercer professor tapped to investigate torture during Bush presidency

Mercer professor tapped to investigate torture during Bush presidency

Gene Mitchell
February 9, 2011
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A Mercer Christianity professor has been elected to serve on a bipartisan national task force dedicated to investigating Bush-era torture of war prisoners. Dr. David Gushee, profesor of Christian ethics at Mercer University, was chosen as one of 12 experts nationwide to serve on The Constitution Project, a bipartisan task force formed i...

Decision delayed on Music Hall of Fame potential location change

editor2
February 9, 2011
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The future of a cultural landmark in downtown Macon is uncertain as board members of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority struggle with the decision to keep the museum in Macon or move it to one of three other cities. On Sept. 30, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority issued a Request For Proposals...

Groupon comes to Macon

Groupon comes to Macon

Rebecca Mayo
February 9, 2011
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This is a sample of a Groupon discount sent to your e-mail address. “Get it, Share it, Enjoy it.” These are the three steps needed to become a certified Groupon addict. Coupon junkies, get ready.  On Monday, Jan. 24 one of the most recognized up-and-coming coupon sites  known as “Groupon” be...

Student-led spring conference to address local poverty

Student-led spring conference to address local poverty

Brittani Howell
February 9, 2011
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A Mercer service learning organization recently announced plans to host a spring conference to tackle the issue of local poverty. The Local Engagement Against Poverty conference will take place March 17 as a way to bring Macon's inequality to the forefront of student attention and kick off a university-wide initiative to lo...

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