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New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

Mercer students can now whip out their smart phones and keep in constant contact with campus and city police. A new web-based app for mobile phones announced recently by the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association and Mercer Police allows students to contact Mercer Police and the Macon Police Department...

Library hours not extended for finals week

Library hours not extended for finals week

Brittany Dant

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Jack Tarver Library will not be open 24 hours during finals week, and the library will maintain its regular exam week schedule. In response to a request from the Student Government Association, Tarver provided 24-hour access to the library during last semester’s exam week. “During finals la...

STING, Inc. visits Mercer during college tour, participates in forum

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April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

On April 5, Mercer University was one of seven stops during a Cobb County community group’s 2011 College Tour for middle and high school students. STING, Inc., a nonprofit organization in conjunction  with “We Thrive on the Drive”, led students from Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Chapel Hil...

Southern studies major gains national recognition, program continues to grow

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

The southern studies program at Mercer University is less than 10 years old, but it has established itself in the local community as well as having gained national recognition. This year, Mercer faculty and staff have planned new ways to continue to expand the program. The southern studies program a...

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

April 13, 2011


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Media mogul Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Mercer's annual Macon campus commencement ceremonies next month. Ibarguen, longtime newspaper publisher and journalism executive, will speak to the nearly 700 students gr...

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


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[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

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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


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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...

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