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Mercer to commission permanent sculpture honoring school history of integration

The statement was written and overwhelmingly supported by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

June 19, 2020

Underwood “believes it’s fitting to tell that story through permanent sculpture in a prominent location on campus to provide inspiration and a reminder that we still have much work to do in order to achieve racial justice. Now is the time to get this done.”

Juneteenth: What is it and how can we commemorate it?

The Juneteenth flag was first raised in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, by designer Ben Haith, according to the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation.

Chance Allen, Lead Writer

June 19, 2020

The enslaved were “free” as the Emancipation Proclamation was finalized in 1863, but it wasn’t until two and a half years later that it was actually celebrated and implemented within society.

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Professor Antonio Saravia (left) restates his argument as professor Chester Fontenot (middle) and student Genesis Cooper (right) listen.

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

Running toward her future

Jenna Gipperich, a senior, runs track for Mercer University.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and track runner  — hauled herself, sweaty and tired, to the top of a mountain to get engaged. ...

Mercer returns to Tunnel of Oppression

Felicia Fowler

October 30, 2011

  Tunnel of Oppression is an event put on by many college campuses across the nation. It will take place Nov. 1-3 at 7 to 9 p.m. in Connell Student Center. Last year was the first time it was brought back to Mercer, sponsored by Quadworks, after a long rest period, and will be returning again...

Mercer ASIA fifth at Dragon Boat Festival

Ashley Mann

October 5, 2011

  According to Chinese Legend, 2,000 years ago there lived a noble man who was favored by many.  In his attempt to give advice to the king, he was rejected and banished from the court. Troubled by the atrocities taking place, the noble man jumped into a river and took his life. Fisherman raced...

Annual Labor Day Road Race sees big crowds, Mercer students show support

Cecilia Villagomez

September 21, 2011

Macon’s 35th annual Macon Labor Day Road Race was held on Labor Day, September 5, 2011. The Labor Day Road Race website advertised the race as a “family-friendly Macon tradition” in which both a 5K and 10K race would take place. The race also holds team competitions “for even more fun,” as...

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