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New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

New accelerated nursing program coming to Mercer’s Atlanta campus

Zaira Khan

March 17, 2019


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Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN) will welcome its first class in the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in May 2019. The program was created in response to Georgia’s ongoing nursing shortage and is designed to be a cost-effective way for students with a non-nur...

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Claudia May delivers keynote address at Beloved Community Symposium

Christian Watson

March 14, 2019


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Claudia May delivered the keynote address for the first installment of Mercer University’s fifth-annual Beloved Community Symposium Feb. 26. May is a professor at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches reconciliation studies. The Beloved Community Symposium is an annual event founded by pa...

Department of Education investigation into Mercer University still ongoing

Department of Education investigation into Mercer University still ongoing

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University is still under investigation by the Department of Education under its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta for an alleged act of discrimination on the basis of age. A student on Mercer’s Atlanta campus filed a report Jan. 10, 2017 that said a professor refused to give her an extensio...

MU Miracle plans fundraisers for new children’s hospital in Macon

MU Miracle plans fundraisers for new children’s hospital in Macon

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 14, 2019


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MU Miracle, a student service club that supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) through dance marathons and other fundraisers, aims to raise $100,000 for the new Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital in Macon. The facility is part of Navicent Health and is designated a Miracle Hospital by...

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

The day after a Macon man fired six shots at a group of students and a recent graduate walking in Mercer Village in January 2018, University President Bill Underwood said that the school would increase its security measures. Underwood said in a statement following the shooting that “for the foreseeable fu...

Opportunity Scholars program expands, increases role of student mentors

Opportunity Scholars program expands, increases role of student mentors

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

March 11, 2019


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Changes and expansions have come to the Mercer University Opportunity Scholars (OS) program this year. The program is catered to incoming first-generation college students, students with disabilities and students from low-income families to help them transition to college life. It originally lasted...

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted Feb. 25 to adopt an amendment to their Constitution that would set up a seed money fund for new campus organizations recognized during the spring semesters, once the regular SGA funding they could normally access has run out. Harrison...

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Mercer medical students grow fresh produce for Middle Georgia food bank

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, City, News

Two third-year students at the Mercer University School of Medicine are growing fresh produce for a local food bank to combat a lack of access to fresh food in Macon. Ayana Graham and Austin Miller started growing fruits and vegetables at a community garden owned by Centenary United Methodist Church last ...

MerServe’s alternative spring break program to focus on local childhood poverty

MerServe’s alternative spring break program to focus on local childhood poverty

Natalie Yaeger

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

MerServe, a student-led service programming board that offers volunteer opportunities to Mercer University students, will host the annual Spring Break for Service experience March 3-6. The theme this year will be the needs of children in the Macon community. Student volunteers will help a variety of deve...

DSP to host networking events catered to all students

DSP to host networking events catered to all students

Nadia Pressley

February 28, 2019


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Mercer University’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) will host Business Week, a five-day event to provide faculty and students with professional and career development, knowledge and tips. “Business Week is an opportunity for DSP and the brothers within DSP to just showcase the way business affe...

Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Mercer students reflect on experience at majority-white college during Black History Month

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Various student groups have planned events throughout February to honor Black History Month and support black students on Mercer University’s campus. QuadWorks, the student programming board at Mercer, hosted a Black History Month panel Feb. 7. Student speakers discussed “topics surrounding v...

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mercer student organizations work to make campus more sustainable

Mandi DeLong

February 12, 2019


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Some student organizations at Mercer University have recently been promoting environmental sustainability on campus. The groups most involved in the shift have been the Green Committee and the Green Coalition. The Green Committee is a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA), led by Sophom...

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