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

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Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2020

Mercer Bears will return to campus in the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal. In an email to students June 11, Mercer University Provost D. Scott Davis announced changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  While the fall s...

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

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Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2019

Deal will not serve as a traditional professor. He will instead deliver a series of lectures every year open to the entire Mercer student body, according to President Bill Underwood. 

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May 11. The Cluster previously reported on an assault that was reported April 9. The two cases in February...

2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

Donn Rodenroth, The Telegraph Flooding in Macon Takes Over Ocmulgee River Flash floods popped up in Georgia over the winter break with the Ocmulgee River cresting at nearly 28 feet in early December and lowering less than a foot by January. According to Liz Fabian at the Telegraph, cleanup crews gathere...

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Mercer's Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Marin Guta

April 18, 2015

When rising Mercer University senior Nora Essien told her parents that she may have to live off campus next year, they were worried. The 21-year-old business major comes from a low-income family where money is tight. Her father works long hours at a warehouse, and his meager salary goes to support...

Meet your president: Get to know William D. Underwood

Kaitlin Marrin

August 15, 2012

In preparation for a new year, The Cluster has asked Mercer’s President William Underwood a few questions. Cluster: How long have you been President at Mercer? Underwood: I began July 1, 2006.  This is my seventh year. Cluster: What attracted you to Mercer? Underwood: Mercer has great students and...

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