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Macon at night: Catcalling, harassment and why victims don’t report

A Mercer student walks across the street in Mercer Village late at night.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 12, 2019

After being followed across campus by a stranger at 2 a.m., I asked Mercer Police if the office had collected any data on similar student experiences and asked two women about navigating Macon at night.

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.

Timothy Jones inspires journalism student

Timothy Jones grabs his music textbooks before his piano lesson with professor Ian Altman

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

November 7, 2015

Timothy Jones, a blind musician at Mercer, leaves an impression on student reporter

Cluster moving to CCJ

Cluster moving to CCJ

Katelyn Armstrong

September 27, 2014

Last week Mercer’s student newspaper, The Cluster, moved from Connell Student Center to a new location. The office and headquarters of the paper is now in the Center for Collaborative Journalism. Emily Farlow, the editor and chief of The Cluster, hopes that the move will create more of a student...

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight


Emily Farlow

August 27, 2014

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are now run-down, abandoned or gone. "It's very disheartening when you drive up the street and you see all...

CCJ event features writers Tom Junod and Charles McNair as guests

CCJ event features writers Tom Junod and Charles McNair as guests

Rachel Paul

April 4, 2014

On March 26, Tom Junod and Charles McNair made their appearance on Mercer University’s Macon campus to talk about writing, share their struggles and success stories and to introduce a technique of blending fact and fiction in writing. Hosted by the Center for Collaborative Journalism, the event was ope...

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

Elizabeth Bibb

December 15, 2011

*Updated January 26, 2012 At the close of fall semester, Mercer President William Underwood announced an effort sponsored by the Knight Foundation to bring together professional journalists and students in a joint newsroom in College Hill Corridor. A $4.6 million grant from the John S. and James L....

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