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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...

SGA hosts St. Patrick's Day party

Patrick Hobbs

March 29, 2011


Filed under News

On March 17, the Student Government Association hosted the second annual “Luck of the Irish: A taste of the Village” event, a St. Patrick’s day-themed extravaganza aimed at increasing student and local foot traffic at the Mercer Village. Partygoers were given the opportunity to enter raffles for t...

Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party cancelled due to severe weather conditions

Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party cancelled due to severe weather conditions

March 26, 2011


Filed under City, News

The mayor's office issued the following press release this evening in relation to the Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party scheduled for tonight: Macon, GA, 3/26/11 – In light of current weather conditions and forecasted weather for tonight, Mayor Robert Reichert has cancelled this evening’s Cherry Blos...

Fire behind Pio Nono Kroger destroys old cotton mill

Fire behind Pio Nono Kroger destroys old cotton mill

Alex Preston

March 24, 2011


Filed under Breaking

A fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the old Atlantic Cotton Mill behind the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue, emitting a dark plume of smoke that could be seen from as far away as Mercer’s campus. The more than 100-year-old building, which had been planned to be converted into lofts, was almost tota...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA election by landslide

clewis

March 23, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

[nggallery id=6] Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected by a healthy margin Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice-president for the coming year. Locke and Ekeke's ticket claimed 65 percent of the vote, while competitors Stephen Bradshaw and Melissa Thompson nabbed the remaining 35 percent. Election officials sa...

Live blogging: SGA presidential/vice-presidential debate

Live blogging: SGA presidential/vice-presidential debate

clewis

March 22, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

In the last minute run-up to what has been a spirited week-long campaign, candidates competing for the position of Mercer's next student body president and vice-president will go head-to-head tonight in a debate beginning at 8 p.m. in the Bear Rock Cafe at the University Center. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw...

Candidates for SGA president, vice-president debate

Candidates for SGA president, vice-president debate

Elizabeth Bibb

March 22, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Candidates for SGA president and vice-president discussed the issues of their campaigns at the annual debate in the Bear Rock Cafe Tuesday evening. The debate opened with introductions of the candidates from both tickets: Senators Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke and Senators Stephen Bradshaw and Melissa Th...

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

clewis

March 18, 2011


Filed under News, Student Government

Campaigning for SGA president and vice-president officially began Wednesday evening with two tickets qualifying to appear on the ballot for next week's campus-wide election. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw and Jordan Locke will vie against each other for the title of student body president. Sophomore Melissa...

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