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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...

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking

Alicia Landrum
February 9, 2011
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Mercer’s Sex Trafficking Opposition Project recently hosted Justice Week, a three-day conference with domestic and international organizations intended to address the issue of global sex trafficking. On the Jan. 26, Redeem the Shadows and Rahab’s Rope gave presentations about sex trafficking in India. Th...

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer teaches spring semester poetry class

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer teaches spring semester poetry class

Rebecca Reed
February 1, 2011
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By Rebecca Reed Erin Beliu is the Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer in Residence for 2011and she has arrived on Mercer’s campus. The Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. course is offered every spring semester with a different poet or fiction writer. Beliu is the author of three books of poems, winner of the...

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Brittany Dant
January 31, 2011
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President William D. Underwood announced on Jan. 11 that a $1.5 million donation from an anonymous source will benefit Mercer University’s School of Medicine. The $1.5 million gift was given to the university to fund an endowed chair in the School of Medicine to honor Dr. Rufus C. Harris, Mercer’s...

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Elizabeth Bibb
January 31, 2011
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Mercer graduate Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd governor at a ceremony in Atlanta on Jan. 10. Deal, a former trustee for the university, is the 7th Mercer alumnus to hold the office of Governor of Georgia and the 11th to become a governor. Due to inclement weather brought on by...

Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Brittani Howell
January 31, 2011
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Mercer honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by inviting Sister Helen Préjean to speak at its first Freedom Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17. The event, held in Willingham's auditorium from 7:00-9:00 p.m., was accomplished through the combined efforts of Mercer staff, students and members of the Macon comm...

Mercer welcomes first modern football coach

Mercer welcomes first modern football coach

alockwood
January 31, 2011
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After ending the speculation and 70-year hiatus of football at Mercer last November, the next step in reinstating football in Macon was to hire a head coach. After a two-month search, Bobby Lamb was introduced as Mercer’s 19th head coach, first of the modern era, and will lead the team as they begin...

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