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Mercer is raising the bar with plans to grow their reputation as a research university. Their most recent investment: the $44 million Spearman C. Godsey Science Center. The four-story center opened to students on the first day of the semester, with 60 teaching and research labs, 46 offices and seven lecture rooms.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains is a series that explores the changing campus of Mercer University. Over the years, Mercer has significantly increased in student population, and with that increase came concerns about parking, housing and crime on campus, along with other topics of interest. This series examines these aspects of campus and looks to see where Mercer plans to go as a university.

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process
What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?
How the crime alert system works
Growing pains: The state of Mercer’s on-campus parking
Growing pains: Mercer students share their opinions about parking on campus
Growing Pains: This is what the Mercer Village vendors think about parking
Growing Pains: Housing maintenance on campus
Growing Pains: Where will Mercer build the new parking deck?

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