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Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing

LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately made targets of bullying and violence.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 25, 2020

A Pew Research Center study found that 30% of bisexuals were subjected to slurs or jokes, while 31% were rejected by a friend or family member due to their sexuality.

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Sands attended Mercer for both his undergraduate and legal degrees,, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and from Mercer Law School in 1974. During his undergraduate experience, Sands studied political science and music.

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

Garland Crawford gives the Founders' Day Speech in William Mark McCullough's stead.

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 12, 2019

William Mark McCullough, an actor, producer and 1995 graduate of Mercer University, was set to give the speech for Founders’ Day 2019. However, when University President Bill Underwood introduced the speaker at the event Feb. 6, he revealed that filming on McCullough’s most recent project had gone la...

Alumnus Mark McCollough selected to be Founders Day speaker

Mercer's 2019 Founder's Day is to be held in Willingham, where speaker Mark McCullough will give his speech.

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

January 30, 2019

Mercer alumnus and actor Mark McCollough has been selected to speak at this year’s Founders Day event on Feb. 6. The speaker was announced in a Student Government Association meeting streamed live on their Facebook page Jan. 7. Clark Myers, senior senator-at-large and chair of the Heritage Life committee, told S...

SGA discusses Founders’ Day speaker and Common Ground protest, approves new organizations and funding requests

“Founders’ Day is about Mercer and the love of Mercer,” Buckner said. “We’re very excited to receive [Jay Sekulow] and we’re going to try and work on student concerns throughout the next several weeks.”

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 4, 2018

The Jan. 29 Student Government Association meeting began with President Olivia Buckner’s report. She said that executive members of SGA had heard from junior James Stair on his research regarding gender-neutral campus housing and will continue to work with him as he completes his project. Buckner then welcomed Common Ground, the Mercer University gay-straig...

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Sarah Pounds

February 25, 2015

The event was pitched as a place to “voice your concerns” on the organization’s Facebook page, but there weren’t many issues raised at Bear Forum because there were only three students there that aren't on SGA. “We were expecting 60,” said Senator Min Oh, the chairwoman of Public Relations and El...

Mercer kicks of Founders' Day festivities

February 16, 2015

Mercer kicked off a three-year commitment to remember the Vietnam War with a Founders’ Day event meant to honor veterans and their contributions. This opportunity will allow Mercer to host two events each year until 2017, events that will honor the veterans who served in the Vietnam War. Mercer alumnus...

Sam Oni’s speech inspires a future without discrimination

Mary Kathryn Wiley

February 23, 2011

Says Oni, “I do not want to dwell too much on the negatives or the past.” This is a pretty incredible statement, given Mr. Oni’s experiences. Mr. Oni’s college roommate, Dr. Don Baxter, tells humorous stories of their time living together, but he also has some more sobering words to share. For ex...

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Rebecca Mayo

February 23, 2011

[singlepic id=14 w=460 h=height float=none] [nggallery id=2] Mercer's first black student, Sam Oni, reunited with his white college roommate, Don Baxter, to deliver a message of racial reconciliation at the annual Founders' Day convocation Wednesday morning in Willingham Auditorium. The two Mercer...

Mercer’s first black student, white roommate speak at Founders’ Day

Mercer’s first black student, white roommate speak at Founders’ Day

February 16, 2011

[singlepic id=14 w=460 h=height float=none] [nggallery id=2] Mercer's first black student, Sam Oni, reunited with his white college roommate, Don Baxter, to deliver a message of racial reconciliation at the annual Founders' Day convocation Wednesday morning in Willingham Auditorium. The two Merce...

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