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“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Emily Rose Thorne and Katie Atkinson

September 24, 2018

An earlier version of this article mentioned an armed robbery.  This statement has since been corrected to reflect a robbery did not occur. This article has been updated to include information about the University’s policy on campus-wide alerts. A student reported being threatened with a gun n...

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 14, 2018

According to Mercer’s emergency alert system, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office reported an armed robbery in Tatnall Square Park at approximately 12:49 P.M. on Jan. 14. The suspect is a black male estimated to be between 5’8 and 5’10. He was last seen wearing an orange and black jacket and running...

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 11, 2018

On Jan. 10, Mercer Police reported that six shots were fired at students in Mercer Village. The shooter escaped, running towards Linden Ave. Nobody was injured, according to an email from Mercer Police. In an email, President Underwood referred to the shooting as a "frightening and dangerous incident." He ...

Residence Life seeks student volunteers

Residence Life seeks student volunteers

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

September 7, 2017

Students have been asked to open up their dorm rooms to help international students from Florida. Jacksonville University has announced that their doors will be closed Sept. 8 through Sept. 12 due to Category 5 Hurricane Irma, according to the school’s website. The university said that t...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX

Nick Wooten and Meagan Hurley

November 4, 2016

  Mercer University is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for possible violations of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination in education. The university allegedly mishandled reports of sexual harassment and stalking, accord...

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 18, 2016

Johnny McCrary, the graduate transfer from Vanderbilt, has left the Mercer football program after transferring to university in the offseason. McCrary was set to be one of backup quarterbacks behind John Russ heading into the season. Russ has started every game for the Bears since the program wa...

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Hayes Rule, Justin Baxley

June 9, 2016

In a matter of four years, Kyle Lewis went from running up-and-down a basketball court to being an 11th overall pick in the MLB draft. After three seasons at Mercer, Lewis was drafted by the Seattle Mariners Thursday, becoming the highest-drafted baseball player in program history. The selection...

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May 11. The Cluster previously reported on an assault that was reported April 9. The two cases in February...

Nu-Way opens in Mercer Village

Nu-Way opens in Mercer Village

May 16, 2016

Local hot dog favorite Nu-Way Weiners opened its Mercer Village location May 16. The Montpelier Avenue store has been in the works since last year. Nu-Way took over the space formerly occupied by Fountain of Juice, which closed its doors over Thanksgiving break. Nu-Way has been in Macon since...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 10, 2016

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

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