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Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Elizabeth Bibb

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Mercer is set to introduce women’s sand volleyball as its 16th official athletic program beginning this fall. Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke said sand volleyball is the newest NCAA emerging sport, and Mercer is among the first schools to launch it. Other schools introducing the sport include...

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, News

Dozens of students and members of the community will march from Third Street Park to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about sexual assault. The Crisis Line and Safe House’s annual “Take Back the Night” event will take place April 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. in downtown Macon. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Macon’s ...

SGA general election results announced

SGA general election results announced

clewis

April 6, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

[nggallery id=12]   Roughly one in four students cast a ballot in Wednesday's SGA senatorial elections for the coming academic year, marking an official end to the spring campaign season. SGA election officer Jamel Pee said an estimated 575 students turned out to vote in Wednesday's campus-wide election. That's mostly on par with last year's turnout, Pee said. A crowd of a...

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

April 5, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, News

[nggallery id=10] Severe thunderstorms tore through Middle Georgia early Tuesday morning, killing as many as five people in the region and knocking down at least one tree on Mercer's campus. A campus-wide weather alert was sent out to members of the Mercer community around 10:45 p.m. Monday, warning students of a tornado alert lasting until 5 a.m. While damages were minimal Tuesday morning...

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

Mercer student found dead in apartment near campus

clewis

March 31, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

A Mercer exchange student from China was found dead Thursday afternoon in his apartment less than a block away from campus. Tianliang Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student, was found lying unconscious in his bedroom around 4 p.m. by his roommates at 1252 Shamrock Street, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Zhang was last seen alive Tuesday night, and Jones said...

Mercer lofts set to be finished by summer

Mercer lofts set to be finished by summer

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

The Lofts at Mercer Village, which were originally slated to be open for business by January, should be finished within roughly the next 30 days. Full occupancy is expected for the fall semester of 2011. Jim Daws, president of Sierra Development, said the company had encountered normal construction delays, but t...

Honor code policy changed

Honor code policy changed

Sophya Pierre

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

SGA voted on March 14 to change the wording of Mercer’s Honor Code. The motion to update the Honor Code was brought to the SGA floor by Vice President Shannon Giddens, who is also a member of Honor Council. The Honor Council debated this decision carefully because the change also requires an alteration...

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

clewis

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

[box border="full"]Mercer’s admissions office has been giving out scholarships to members of the school’s wrestling club for the past four years from a discretionary pool of funds traditionally set aside for merit and need-based financial aid, a Cluster investigation has revealed.[/box] Admissio...

Abortion issue sparks debate among students

Abortion issue sparks debate among students

clewis

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Junior Kyle Shook chalked out his thoughts about abortion twice in the last two weeks — once on the sidewalk and once in a Willingham classroom. The first time came two Thursdays ago after Shook and a group of friends noticed a flurry of pro-life messages etched in sidewalk chalk across campus, then responded hours later with a counter-chalking demonstra...

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Welcome to the "Danger Zone"

Rebecca Mayo

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, News

The newly installed raised crosswalks in Mercer Village still pose a danger to students despite being updated to elevate campus safety. These safety measures have not helped because problems still exist, if not more than before. A little more than a month ago, the improved crosswalks were installed in ...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

clewis

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

  Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected last Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice president for the coming year. Election officials said 734 votes were cast. Locke and Ekeke won 477 of these, earning them 65 percent of the vote. Locke’s supporters cheered on as the ban...

Students compete in Mercer Innovation Chase, engineering teams conjure up community-based aid business proposals

Patrick Hobbs

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Last Sunday concluded the Mercer Innovation Chase, a three-day competition held by the Mercer Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) where teams designed prototypes and proposed business models on a given topic. During the course of the event, two teams participated in rapid series of...

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