Mercer Cluster

Site debut

clewis February 9, 2011

After a week's worth of coding and posting, MercerCluster.com went live today and was officially announced in today's print edition At this writing, the site had notched 2,125 unique page views within...

'Help Haiti Heal Meal' to support relief

Brittani Howell February 9, 2011

The Help Haiti Heal Meal will take place in the Fresh Food Company on Wed., Feb. 16, bringing a real taste of the island to Mercer’s students and offering them the chance to give to a country still...

Professor Spotlight: Gary Blackburn

clusterads February 9, 2011

Tucked away on the second floor of the Hardman Art Building is the darkroom that photography students use to create unique prints for pinhole and black and white photography.  Professor Gary Blackburn...

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Organization Spotlight: Mercer Swim Club

Ashley Mann February 9, 2011

  The absence of a swim team on campus has sparked a new team of students to keep the Mercer Swim Club afloat. Looking to have a more active voice on campus, the Mercer Swim Club is seeking to raise...

Student spends break in Saudi Arabia

Laurel McCormack February 9, 2011

Several days after Christmas, I boarded a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane with a black abaya and hijab in my carryon.  I left behind a handful of worried, but curious relatives and friends, and one can...

Features implemented so far

clewis February 8, 2011

We made significant progress on MercerCluster.com today. We integrated Twitter into the site, created new domain-specific email accounts and uploaded print edition PDFs using Issuu.com. We've done all...

Major spotlight: Political science

clusterads February 7, 2011

Given the current tense national political atmosphere, The Cluster decided to spotlight a department that teaches students to analyze and understand our country’s government. We sat down with a power-couple...

“Old School, New Media” explained…

clewis February 6, 2011

As the breeding ground of legendary newspapermen like Jack Tarver, Buford Boone and Reg. Murphy, Mercer has a long tradition of strong journalism. Pretty soon, we'll be finally catapulting that tradition...

What's Your Major: Sociology

Brittany Dant February 6, 2011

Sociology majors graduate from Mercer not only with a sociology degree, but also with a better understanding of the social world. “Sociology is the study of human behavior and groups while providing...

‘Mercer Cribs’: old house, creaky or haunted?

Alicia Landrum February 6, 2011

    “Welcome,” said CJ Akins as he opened the front door to his house-turned-apartment building on Thursday afternoon. The first thing one sees after walking into the house is a small, beautifully...

SHAPE begins preparation for carnival in March

SHAPE begins preparation for carnival in March

February 1, 2011

Mercer University’s Sexual assault, Hazing and Alcohol Prevention Education committee will hold an information meeting today at 4:30 p.m. in the Connell Student Center, Conference Room 2, to discuss...

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Anonymous $1.5 million donated to Mercer med school

Brittany Dant February 1, 2011

President William D. Underwood announced on Jan. 11 that a $1.5 million donation from an anonymous source will benefit Mercer University’s School of Medicine. The $1.5 million gift was given to the...

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