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Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

After the incidents in Mercer Village in 2018, President Bill Underwood promised increased security on campus.
March 11, 2019

The day after a Macon man fired six shots at a group of students and a recent graduate walking in Mercer Village in January 2018, University President Bill Underwood said that the school would increase...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes
April 14, 2016

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket
Parking committee, blue lights, calculator rentals, and Young Americans for Liberty were on the table this week.
November 19, 2015

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate...

Fresh Off the Docket

Fresh Off the Docket
November 11, 2015
SGA this Monday focused on the promotion of diversity on campus and the significance of "first come, first serve" funding

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting

Mercer reacts to Florida State shooting
November 22, 2014

A shooting this week at a Florida State University has prompted other schools -- including Mercer -- to scrutinize their own campus safety plans. FSU was praised for their timely response to tragedy....

Mercer lacking in emergency defibrillators

Mercer lacking in emergency defibrillators
March 16, 2011

Mercer has only two automated external defibrillators on campus, raising concerns that students and faculty may not have sufficient access to potentially life-saving equipment in the event of a cardiac...

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus

Police find no evidence for alleged assault, robbery of student on campus
March 16, 2011

Police have found no evidence for the alleged assault of a student on campus that prompted a University-wide safety alert to be sent out in December. An investigation and video analysis into the event...

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire
February 23, 2011

One of Mercer's two student trolleys inexplicably burst into flames early Friday morning just moments after dropping off its last load of passengers at Greek Village. The driver of the iconic "Miss Molly"...

Mercer campus safe despite recent rise in crime

February 23, 2011

  “We all strive for the same thing. We want to keep you safe while you are learning,” said Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins.  With the recent rise in crime on campus, Mercer police are giving...

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