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Robert Cook lectures for Southern Studies' Civil War Memory program

Ashley Mann

April 11, 2012

On Monday, April 2 the Southern Studies Program on Civil War Memory featured a lecture by author Robert Cook, from the University of Sussex, in the Medical School Auditorium. The author of Troubled Commemoration hosted a lecture entitled Civil War Centennial: Historical Commemoration in the Age of Civil...

QuadWorks and NPHC host Stompfest event

Ashley Mann

February 22, 2012

Recently becoming a new Mercer tradition, Stompfest has provided a stage for step teams to compete. Mercer held the competition, sponsored and hosted by Quadworks and the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), on Feb. 11 at the Grand Opera House. Stompfest is a competition between step teams and Greek...

Organization Spotlight: OBS

Organization Spotlight: OBS

Ashley Mann

February 22, 2012

The Organization of Black Students (OBS) aims to unite not only students of African descent, but all students as a whole. As President, senior Jasmine Fuller has been involved with OBS since her freshman year, and saw that there were some changes that she wanted to implement during her term. “Things th...

Mercer's Habitat for Humanity receives two national grants

Mercer's Habitat for Humanity receives two national grants

Ashley Mann

February 8, 2012

The Mercer Chapter of Habitat for Humanity received two national grants from State Farm to contribute to their annual Mercer Build. “The grant was worth five thousand dollars, if we are able to raise that much then will receive the matching amount. That will be a total of ten thousand dollars to go toward ...

organization spotlight: S.T.O.P.

Ashley Mann

November 2, 2011

The Sex Trafficking Opposition Project (S.T.O.P) was originally founded as a project for a First Year Seminar class in 2008. This organization’s goal is to help to combat human trafficking in the Macon Area, Georgia and throughout the United States. There is no specific age that human trafficking targets,...

Organization Spotlight: Mercer Players

Ashley Mann

October 19, 2011

Throughout the years, the Mercer Players have continued to entertain students and faculty with their talents through plays and musicals. “I would say the goals and objectives are fostering an environment of theater appreciation and information where we would work together as a group to enhance our...

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...

player spotlight: #8 Charlayna Braxton

player spotlight: #8 Charlayna Braxton

Ashley Mann

September 21, 2011

Junior volleyball player Charlayna Braxton enjoys the team aesthetic the Mercer volleyball team offers. The Powder Springs native sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: When did you first begin playing volleyball? Braxton: I began playing volleyball in middle school. When I tried o...

NPHC holds unity week

Ashley Mann

September 21, 2011

The National Pan-Hellenic Conference (NPHC) at Mercer held their annual NPHC unity week Sept. 12-16 to raise awareness about their initiatives on campus. NPHC is an organization comprised of the Divine Nine fraternities and sororities, five of which are represented at Mercer University. Shedrick Martin,...

coach Spotlight: volleyball's Noelle Rooke

(Photo courtesy of Alex Lockwood) After coaching the volleyball team for six years, Rooke will explore sand volleyball next spring with many of her same players.

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke led her Lady Bears through a tough schedule this season. While preparing for the emerging sand volleyball team, Coach Rooke sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Although your team had a tough schedule this season, what changes do you hope to implement next season? Rooke: I scheduled a ve...

player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Marrin, shown her at the Just Us Girls golf camp, had a stellar season in her sophomore year, finishing in a tie for 25th at the A-Sun tournament.

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

A native of Ontario, Canada, sophomore Kaitlin Marrin journeyed to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level. Cluster: How old were you when you first began playing golf? Marrin: I started late. I began playing when I was 15. I played other sports beforehand, so learning how to pick up...

Physical Plant to remove asbestos from Willet

Physical Plant to remove asbestos from Willet

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

Mercer University’s Physical Plant department is planning to remove hazardous asbestos materials from on-campus buildings during the final weeks of the semester. Newly constructed buildings pose little to no risk of containing asbestos, but older campus buildings pose a greater risk of containing...

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