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University endowment rankings show significant increase for Mercer

University endowment rankings show significant increase for Mercer

July 29, 2014

Here is a table of the latest report of University endowment rankings in the U.S. and Canada. Mercer saw a $17 million increase in its endowment fund between fiscal years 2012 and 2013. That's an 8.7 percent jump year-over-year, and does not include contributions made in 2014. Mercer's 2013 endowment r...

Letter to the editor: Where are our student leaders?

Letter to the editor: Where are our student leaders?

April 4, 2014

Much to our disappointment, Victoria Conley and I ran unopposed in this year’s Student Government Association Presidential and Vice Presidential election. Students were denied the ability to choose whom they believed would be the best representation in SGA because there was only one option. Read More »...

Music festivities add life to Cherry Blossom

Music festivities add life to Cherry Blossom

April 4, 2014

A festival that lacks foot-stomping, hip-swinging music lacks people who want to attend. Thankfully, the International Cherry Blossom Festival, the pinkest party around, celebrated Macon’s local commodity of the Yoshino cherry tree with no shortage of musical entertainment. One of the highly anticipated...

Photos from A-Sun tournament, Selection Sunday

March 20, 2014

Mercer men's basketball took on FGCU for the A-Sun championship and won, securing the 14th seed in the NCAA tournament Midwest region. The Bears will take on 3rd-seed Duke tomorrow at 12:15. (photos by Patrick Hobbs) ...

Mercer Couples

February 20, 2014

Raymond Ko & Shirlie Yiu Raymond is a junior, Shirlie is a freshman. How did you two meet? Raymond: We actually met in the UC. Shirlie: During Bear Fair. What do you do on dates? Shirlie: We usually eat dinner and watch a movie Raymond: We usually walk around the park everyday. Last weekend, we ate dinner and saw “Frozen” to...

Pop-up boutique offers First Friday shopping

February 20, 2014

Small business owners selling products from women’s denim to necklaces made from wine corks gathered at the Blacksmith Shop on Poplar St. for a First Friday treat. Hosted by Main Street Macon, the second “Flaunt: A First Friday Pop-up Boutique” was held Feb. 7 with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. and ...

Upcoming Events

February 20, 2014

February 20-23: “Picasso” at the Lapin Agile Backdoor Theatre   February 20: Women’s Basketball vs. USC Upstate Hawkins Arena @ 7 p.m.   February 21: Open Mic Night Bear Rock Cafe @ 7 p.m.   February 22: Women’s Basketball vs. ETSU Hawkins Arena @ 3 p.m.   February...

Coming soon to Mercer entertainment…

February 6, 2014

    Chamber Winds Ensemble Fickling Recital Hall Feb. 7   Picasso at the Lapine Agile Backdoor Theatre Feb. 13- 16   Mercer University Orchestra Fickling Recital Hall Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.   Student Recitals:   Alison Post Graduate: Collaborative Piano Feb. 18, 7:...

Upcoming Events

February 6, 2014

February 6: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop CSC Conference Room 2 @ 4-6 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky Hawkins Arena @ 7 p.m.   February 7: First Friday Downtown   February 8: Women’s Basketball vs. Lipscomb Hawkins Arena @ 3 p.m.   February 10: Stamp a Ring Novelt...

Potential expansions of 24-hour rooms

February 6, 2014

The cold bitter weather of December surrounds Mercer’s campus. Dark clouds cover the sky to set a gloomy week for many students. Grade point averages and future careers can be decided in the upcoming days. Students can be found in Tarver Library where they prepare for the rigorous exams scheduled later...

Two students’ perspectives on gun control

January 22, 2014

By Nicholas Wooten Contributing Writer [email protected] A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my dorm with my roommate and my girlfriend watching Netflix and relaxing after a long day of class, just like every other lazy col- lege student. I’m not sure how we got there but som...

The Cluster calls for University System of Georgia to reform undocumented student policy

November 9, 2013

The opinion expressed in this piece may not reflect that of the faculty, staff and students of Mercer University, and does not reflect the opinion of every member of The Cluster staff. Raymond Partolan’s story, which starts on page five, is inspiring. This is a young man who was brought to the Uni...

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