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New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead News Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer University selected a new Title IX Coordinator in November to replace Interim Coordinators Doug Pearson and Rhonda Lidstone. Sharon Stellato, former senior investigator at West Virginia University (WVU), plans to bring her experience with innocence claims to the Title IX process at Mercer. ...

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Rylee Kirk

November 27, 2018


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Construction on the new “Mercer Landing II” lofts is nearing completion. The new lofts will be open and available to students in August 2019. In comparison to Phase V, the existing Lofts at Mercer Landing,  the new building will be “similar yet with its own flair,” said Jonathan Leake, Dir...

How do Mercer University students vote?

How do Mercer University students vote?

Mahima Sultan

November 14, 2018


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More college students are going to the polls than ever, but Mercer students turn out at higher rates than others schools, whether it be in person or through absentee ballots. In the 2016 election, Mercer had the highest student voter participation rate among NCAA Division 1 schools, according to a Me...

New Bill of Rights Eagle statue unveiled on campus

New Bill of Rights Eagle statue unveiled on campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This year, Homecoming festivities on campus included the unveiling of a new statue. The “Bill of Rights Eagle” by artist Gregg Wyatt now resides outside the first floor entrance of Tarver Library. “I’m extremely proud and honored. This is one of the high points of my career,” Wyatt said at the...

Mercer philosophy department introduces new class for spring 2019

Mercer philosophy department introduces new class for spring 2019

Natalie Yaeger

November 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The philosophy department at Mercer University will offer a new class this spring called “The Gods Must Be Crazy.” It seeks to combine philosophy, religion and different cultural stories from Hebrew, Hindu and Greek traditions from the late Axial Age and earlier in order to show how a common them...

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Mandi DeLong and Emily Rose Thorne

October 18, 2018


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Some students have experienced long wait times and other challenges while trying to access services at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since one of the counselors left Mercer in August. Junior Bella Rama said she has been asked to wait weeks for an appointment. “As someone with ma...

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The candidates for state superintendent will debate the future of Georgia’s public schools at the Mercer University School of Medicine auditorium Oct. 16. Otha Thornton Jr., a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Richard Woods for the superintendent seat in the Nov. 6 election. Thornton ...

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University reported a decline in campus crime during 2017, according to a report released last month. The annual Campus Crime Report, officially called the Annual Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, was published Sept. 28.  The report covers each calend...

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

Rylee Kirk, Lead Sports Writer and Advertising Manager

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

The Fresh Food company underwent changes this summer including a paint job, new cushions, an extended breakfast bar and a Mongolian Grill, thanks to work by the Student Government Association. The Mongolian Grill offers new options including lo mein noodles, tofu and ginger, according to the Mercer Di...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

The Mercer University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) has returned to campus this semester after being removed from campus in 2016 due to alcohol violations in three consecutive semesters. “Basically we had a group of seniors that graduated in the spring of 2017 who knew we were on social probat...

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

Mandi DeLong

September 11, 2018


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Mercer students major in changing the world. While it’s a popular catchphrase on many of the signs across campus, here’s the real question: how do you change the world? That answer can be found in one of Mercer’s new certificate programs: applied social justice. Proposed by Natalie Bourdon to the...

Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development platform transition

Addison Robinson, Graphic Design Editor

September 10, 2018


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Many students struggle to decide exactly what they want to do after college. This year, Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will connect students and alumni with Handshake, a job recruitment platform allowing users to seek out jobs and internship opportunities as well as view u...

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