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Letter from Ansley Booker: How Mercer will promote diversity and inclusion this year

Letter from Ansley Booker: How Mercer will promote diversity and inclusion this year

August 26, 2020
Mercer University strives to be a Community of Respect where everyone is held in mutual high regard. Each person deserves to be treated with respect and civility. Therefore, we value inclusion, equity, access, and justice for all Mercerians. We call on our students, faculty, and staff to identify and initiate action against bias, discrimination, hate, and injustice in any form. I join countless others in expressing my sadness over the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor in the past few months. It is heartbreaking that these incidents continue to occur. These tragedies remind us of how important it is to stand in solidarity with each other as a diverse community of leaders.
Letter to the Editor: Faculty condemn racial violence and police brutality and commit to anti-racism

Letter to the Editor: Faculty condemn racial violence and police brutality and commit to anti-racism

June 23, 2020
The statement was written and overwhelmingly supported by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Professor Antonio Saravia (left) restates his argument as professor Chester Fontenot (middle) and student Genesis Cooper (right) listen.

Letter to the Editor: Faculty respond to Antonio Saravia’s debate points denying systemic racism

November 22, 2019

This is a letter to the editor submitted by members of the faculty at Mercer University. It does not reflect the views of The Cluster, Mercer University or faculty members not listed. Dear Mercer Community, A...

Letter from Dean Pearson: What every student, faculty and staff should know about Mercer traditions this fall

Douglas Pearson, Vice President and Dean of Students August 17, 2019
In a letter to the editor, Vice President and Dean of Students Douglas Pearson encourages Mercerians to attend upcoming events this fall.
The deli section of a Kroger.

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer May 2, 2018

On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means...

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer April 11, 2018

The Macon-Bibb County government is critically underserving the most vulnerable members of our community: those struggling with homelessness. An estimated 10,174 people struggle with homelessness in...

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer April 8, 2018

As several Mercer students envisioned their spring break having fun on the beach, reality made them wonder if they had started winter break. Students on group vacations at Florida beaches experienced unpleasant...

There are more ways to help people than just becoming a doctor.

Opinion: Why you shouldn’t be a doctor if you want to help people

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Are you majoring in biology? Do you love helping people? Are your parents immigrants? If so, you’re probably at this school to become a doctor. Becoming a doctor seems like every parent’s dream...

Caf pizza on a Sunday afternoon.

Opinion: Food on campus is the worst

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer March 26, 2018

As someone who is in their second year at Mercer, I think I have completely exhausted all of the places on our campus where they serve food. I’m the type of person who tries to eat three times a day,...

The simple landscape of Cruz Plaza.

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

Solomon Simpson, Contributing Writer March 13, 2018

When walking around Mercer University there are lots of things to look at, but there is also a noticeable lack of color and art. On the way to class, a student will primarily see common, hazel-colored...

Gun control rally in front of the White House.

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer March 13, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 2:19 p.m., Nikolas Cruz walked into his old high school with an AR-15 style rifle and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers....

Mercer University School of Medicine students participate in Mercer on Mission.

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Ben Hitchcock, Contributing Writer March 10, 2018

There are a total of five medical schools in Georgia with enrollments ranging from 200 to nearly 1,000 students. Each one has medical care facilities including hospitals, clinics, primary care, sports...

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