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OPINION: Homecoming during a pandemic isn’t worth it 

OPINION: Homecoming during a pandemic isn’t worth it 
October 9, 2020
I am getting tired of “making the best of things” this year. Everything that happens this year is shrouded with the disappointment of what could’ve been, and Homecoming is no exception. 

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.
September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending...

Recent graduates faced with tough decisions surrounding commencement

Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place for both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. 
August 6, 2020
Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place on both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. According to Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley, there will be about 1,500 total participants in the commencement ceremonies. There are 561 on the Macon campus, 826 in Atlanta and 88 from the law school. Typically, there are between 2,000 - 2,100 attendees out of around 2,600 graduates who are invited. 

Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19

Archived photo from October 26, 2019
June 13, 2020
Mercer Bears have returned to campus for the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal.

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

Willet will open for the fall 2019 semester.
August 13, 2019

Every summer, Mercer University budgets for new renovations while most students are off campus.  “You have to think about how you renew your campus and make your investments wisely,” said James...

Five things to do before you graduate from Mercer

Sliding down the Coleman Hill slides is a must before you graduate and leave Macon.
April 11, 2019

Your cap and gown are ordered, degree audit signed and the days are ticking away until graduation. The end of spring semester is always a trying time for students and can be especially stressful for seniors....

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer
February 12, 2019

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found...

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer
February 2, 2017

  As Daniel Fowler glided down the court with the clock ticking under 10 seconds, he lifted from just outside the key and silenced Hawkins Arena as the ball swished through the net and slashed...

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

January 24, 2017

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga
January 14, 2017

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays...

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Head coach Bob Hoffman said Davidson's Jack Gibbs is
November 29, 2016

  Jack Gibbs took a few tricks out of Stephen Curry’s book. The junior guard from Davidson knocked down eight 3-pointers Tuesday en route to a season-high 33 points in the Wildcats’ 78-57...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern
November 20, 2016

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to...

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