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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.
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
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.

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

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.

Founders’ Day speaker changes at the last minute

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

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.
January 29, 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...

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.”
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...

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

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...

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...

Sam Oni’s speech inspires a future without discrimination

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...

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day

Mercer celebrates 120th annual Founders’ Day
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...

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...

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