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Waltzing around the pandemic: Mercer Ballroom Dance Club introduces COVID-19 safety protocols

Members of the Mercer Ballroom Dance Club practice a new dance with ample space between them and their partners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting occurred Monday, Sept. 28 and was the club's first in-person meeting since Mercer went online in the spring.
October 9, 2020
After a few weeks of meetings, the club cautiously redirected to an in-person format in late September. The shift followed discussions concerning safety protocols between club leadership and multiple university officials. 

New student organization advocates for accessibility on campus

Sarah Carter (left) and Ashley Pettway (right) are co-presidents of ABLE Mercer, a club dedicated to advocating and advising students with disabilities on Mercer's campus.
February 27, 2020
The organization hopes to get more involved with the disabled community in and around Mercer and get involved with the Access and Accommodations office to discuss issues students have been facing. 

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.
November 23, 2019
The Binary Bears computer programming team had their first competition at the Small College Contest held at Auburn University Oct. 26. They placed second overall after Bob Jones University. 

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.
November 21, 2019
More discussions will happen behind closed doors in Fiscal Affairs Committee meetings and in executive member meetings that are not open to student attendance. 

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.
October 13, 2019
Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Aniya Watts founded The Buddy Bunch to help Mercer support special-needs students in the community. She was inspired by her sister, who lives with cerebral palsy.
April 23, 2019
A new service organization, The Buddy Bunch, is coming to Mercer’s campus with a goal to serve local students with developmental disabilities.

Big Bear, Little Bear

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their
Maniacs form strong bond
March 30, 2016

What’s in a name? For senior Mercer Maniacs members Braden Brettin and Seth Thompson, it’s a symbol of an unbreakable friendship and years of shared memories. The two formed a strong bond while...

Point B.L.A.N.K. to take on national competition in April

Micheline Dieujuste-Antoine working on a poem in preparation for CUPSI (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational).
March 17, 2016

When you think of poetry slams and spoken word, your brain may jump to images of multi-syllabic contortions in dark, hazy rooms. You may think of semi-ironic nodding and snapping. Bongos may come to mind....

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket
Parking committee, blue lights, calculator rentals, and Young Americans for Liberty were on the table this week.
November 19, 2015

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate...

MEEEP collaborating with student orgs, community

Junior and President of Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program, Ben Kasson, looks forward to increase the presence of MEEEP on campus this year through collaboration with students and organizations across various fields. 
September 24, 2015

Mercer’s Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) is aiming to bring students together this year through collaborations across multiple fields. Junior and President of MEEEP Ben Kasson...

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

March 2, 2015

The motion to make the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) a recognized Mercer student organization passed unanimously March 3. The group, headed by sophomore Matthew Long, is part of a national...

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