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‘Absolutely unconscionable’: Macon art community blindsided as Mercer University paints over Black history mural

Artist Joereal Numina paints a mural on the exterior wall of Indigo Salon on Coleman Avenue in 2017. The mural is named “Cultivating New Tones on the Spectral Stage of History.”
April 30, 2020
Numina was invited to paint the mural in 2017. Now that it was destroyed without his consent, he plans to pursue legal action under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act.

Mercer Music at Capricorn to open with events in December

Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley gives a tour of the newly restored Capricorn Sound Studio.
October 10, 2019
Once a recording spot for iconic groups such as the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie, the dilapidated Capricorn Records building saddened Macon’s rock fans for years. Now the studio will open for a second time this December.

Harvest Faire to recreate Hay House history

Head to the Harvest Faire Hay House recreation on Halloween eve from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
October 28, 2015

On the eve of Halloween, the Hay House will open its doors for its annual Harvest Faire. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to supporting community engagement—the event will...

Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

February 4, 2015

The Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists in its Knight Cities Challenge, and four of those finalists are Maconites. Their ideas involve retaining talent, creating opportunity, and enhancing community...

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism
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...

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech
April 13, 2011

Media mogul Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Mercer's annual Macon campus commencement ceremonies next month. Ibarguen,...

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