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Mercer Senior Macie Franklin wins QEP logo competition

Macie Franklin's design concept was used to create the official logo for Mercer's Quality Enhancement Plan. MERCER MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Emily Farlow

November 14, 2014

Mercer University senior Macie Franklin was named the winner of the Quality Enhancement Plan logo design competition hosted by the Student Government Association. A version of her design will be used to promote “Research that Reaches Out,” the five-year QEP aimed at improving student learning. ...

Mercer Bears Battling Cancer to raise money for St. Jude's

Mercer Bears Battling Cancer to raise money for St. Jude's

Emily Farlow

November 14, 2014

Mercer Bears Battling Cancer (BBC), which used to be called Up 'Til Dawn of Mercer University, raises money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tennessee. The hospital's focus is to treat children with cancer for free. "Our goal at Mercer is to fundraise for the hospital and to provide money for them...

BREAKING: Mercer announces $400 million capital campaign

Emily Farlow

October 31, 2014

Mercer University is launching a campaign to raise $400 million, according to a news release from the university. Among the new facilities to be built with the funding are: a $15 million medical facility in Savannah, a $25 million science facility in Macon, a $20 million pharmacy building in Atlanta an...

Building leaders: America's global role

Emily Farlow

October 29, 2014

By: Jason Knowles, Mercer University law student It is a big and busy world out there beyond the shores of the red, white, and blue. [inlinetweet prefix="From @emily_farlow" tweeter="via @mercercluster" suffix=""]When you are involved with your studies in undergrad, medical school, law school or some ...

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Emily Farlow

October 20, 2014

I never went to Pilgrimage to Penfield as a freshman. I’m not sure why I skipped it, but it probably had to do with me thinking I was too cool to go, and that the trip wouldn’t be fun. It’s a silly attitude to have, but a lot of freshman start college thinking that having school spirit isn’t...

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Down by the Riverside brings live music to a place for the dead

Emily Farlow

September 8, 2014

When Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887, it was meant to be more than just a place for the dead. Rural garden cemeteries, as they are called, were created on the outskirts of towns to be public parks for the living, as well as the final resting place for the dead. The Historic Riv...

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

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Emily Farlow

August 27, 2014

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are now run-down, abandoned or gone. "It's very disheartening when you drive up the street and you see all...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus after downtown brawl with ATO

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Emily Farlow

August 22, 2014

By now, students have probably noticed that [inlinetweet prefix=".  . ." tweeter="@mercercluster" suffix=""]the Greek letters have been removed from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, and missing letters tend to start false rumors.[/inlinetweet] SAE was suspended after getting in a fight with m...

PHOTOS: Mercer staff, administration accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Mollie Davis, Cindy Drury, Carrie Ingoldsby and Doug Pearson pose after being drenched in cold water. MARIN GUTA / CLUSTER STAFF

Emily Farlow

August 20, 2014

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PHOTOS: Roundabout opens in Macon

PHOTOS: Roundabout opens in Macon

Emily Farlow

August 15, 2014

After months of construction and road closure, the roundabout at College and Oglethorpe streets opened Friday. Aug. 15. Community members attended a grand opening, where Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert said the roundabout is the first on a public road in Macon. (PHOTOS BY EMILY FARLOW) ...

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