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Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Making a lasting impact: Mercerians in the Peace Corps and Fulbright

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 12, 2019

The Cluster checks in with recent alumni performing service across the globe, from a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia to a Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic.

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The clinic, since its conception in 2006, has assisted with over 90 cases in Georgia and won over half of them. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the state.

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Besides a change in physical location, the Office of Access and Accommodations will implement several updates for the 2019-2020 school year.

“All for One, and One for All”: Mercer and the United Way’s latest campaign to make a difference

“All for One, and One for All”: Mercer and the United Way’s latest campaign to make a difference

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

September 10, 2019

Mercer University and the United Way have developed a campaign focused on fighting for health, education and economic stability for all. 

Mercer announces new beer garden

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

August 14, 2019

Vice President Michaela Jones and President Adam Penland of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and improve communication between the student body and SGA.

New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card

New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Students and faculty at Mercer University can ditch their plastic IDs, known as Bear Cards, for a digital version this year — if they have an Apple device, that is.

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

August 14, 2019

Every summer, Mercer University budgets for new renovations while most students are off campus.  “You have to think about how you renew your campus and make your investments wisely,” said James Netherton, the executive vice president for administration and finance.  After looking into what...

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) announced March 27 that Adam Penland will serve as SGA president for a second term. Junior Michaela Jones was elected vice president. “I ran again because there is still more to be done,” Penland said. “I have a unique opportunity since I am a junior to co...

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

The Mercer University debate team had a strong showing at The National Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship, with the novice team sweeping the competition to earn a first-place win. The tournament was held March 14-17 at the University of Utah. Mercer’s team, comprised of both the novic...

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