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Commanders in brief

Caley Anderson

February 20, 2014

Facts from the White House Barack Obama is our 44th president, but the U.S. has actually only had 43 presidents - Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president. Nine presidents never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, ...

WINTER FASHION

Elizabeth Tate / Cluster Staff

Caley Anderson

January 22, 2014

Women’s winter fashion involves lots of layers and bundling. Some female students at Mercer choose the casual look of a denim jacket and textured scarf, like Brianna Stampler (top). Others, like Shelley Osborne (bottom), dress up for class with a warm peacoat and patterned shirt, completing the look w...

Volleyball drops to 1-6 but stays competitive in preseason

Caley Anderson

September 13, 2013

Mercer’s volleyball team started the season with the UAB/Samford Invitational on Aug. 30-31 and the Active Ankle Challenge at Auburn on Sept. 5-6. Under Head Coach Damian Elder for the second year, the team consists of three starters and seven newcomers. After being picked seventh in the annual A...

Macon Mall undergoes major renovations

Caley Anderson

April 25, 2013

Bibb County features several popular shopping areas. However, only a few short years ago, the most impressive shopping center in the district, and possibly in the county, was the Macon Mall. The Macon Mall was overall a successful shopping area for many years until the late 2000s brought trouble, sending...

Promise Neighborhood continues despite litigation

Caley Anderson

March 6, 2013

The Macon Promise Neighborhood initiative, or MPN, has been in the spotlight since former Chief Financial Officer Ron Collier sought a lawsuit to cancel the Bibb County school system’s lease of the old Ballard-Hudson Middle School building in December of 2012. The initiative got even more attention...

Federal probe of Bibb County school system, County Commissioner calls for investigation of Macon’s Promise Neighborhood

Caley Anderson

February 6, 2013

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen asked a Grand Jury to investigate recent actions of Bibb County Board of Education, as well as the Board’s dealings with the Macon’s Promise Neighborhood. Allen made the request for a Federal Prosecutor during a news conference at the Bibb County...

‘I Love Macon’ day announced by mayor

Caley Anderson

January 23, 2013

A gathering of nearly 70 Macon residents came to declare their love for Macon in the city’s Rosa Parks Square on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 8. At the event, Mayor Robert Reichert announced the day as “I Love Macon Day,” as a tribute to the yearlong campaign whose objective is to get 10,000...

Bibb Board of Education swears in new members

Caley Anderson

January 23, 2013

Bibb County swore six school board members into office Tuesday, Jan. 8, including newcomers Thelma Dillard, Jason Downey and Lester Miller. Incumbent board members Ella Carter, Tom Hudson and Susan Sipe were sworn into office the same afternoon. Probate Judge Sarah Harris administered the oaths...

Buca di Beppo restaurant opens in Macon

Caley Anderson

January 23, 2013

With its eclectic décor, old- timey music, classic Italian menu items and abundant serving sizes, Macon’s newest Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo, is not exaggerating when they call themselves a family-style restaurant. Although Buca di Beppo has over 90 locations in the U.S., England and Mexico,...

organizationspotlight: Society of Women Engineers

organizationspotlight: Society of Women Engineers

Caley Anderson

October 10, 2012

Although the Mercer Engineering Department is not exactly known for its overabundance of female engineers, you may be surprised to find out that Mercer has a relatively high number of women engineering students in comparison to other universities around the country. As of 2010, around 35 percent o...

Women’s golf performs well in first two tournaments of fall season

Caley Anderson

September 26, 2012

The Mercer Women’s Golf Team participated in the Terrier Intercollegiate on Sept. 10 and 11. Thirteen teams competed in this tournament, held at The Country Club of Spartanburg in South Carolina. Mercer finished the opening round in fourth place with a team score of 304 and wrapped up the final round...

Mercer Memories: Dr. Charlotte Thomas

Caley Anderson

September 12, 2012

You may know Dr. Charlotte Thomas as the philosophy professor or the Great Books teacher at Mercer, but she was once here as a student - roaming the campus, attending Greek mixers, and questioning her major just like us. Originally from St. Pete, Florida, Dr. Thomas found Mercer and immediately felt...

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