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Police beat roundup

Police beat roundup

Kathleen Quinlan February 9, 2011

Mercer Police resolved a total of 16 incidents on campus during the months of December and January. Dec. 8: An officer on patrol noticed a car which had driven up on a median and damaged its tires. ...

Mercer professor David Gushee speaks at a 2008 conference on human rights. Gushee was recently appointed to a 12-member task force on the U.S. use of torture during the Bush era. PHOTO BY

Mercer professor tapped to investigate torture during Bush presidency

Gene Mitchell February 9, 2011

A Mercer Christianity professor has been elected to serve on a bipartisan national task force dedicated to investigating Bush-era torture of war prisoners. Dr. David Gushee, profesor of Christian ethics...

Decision delayed on Music Hall of Fame potential location change

editor2 February 9, 2011

The future of a cultural landmark in downtown Macon is uncertain as board members of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority struggle with the decision to keep the museum in Macon or move it to one of...

(Photo courtesy of Grant Blankenship - John Smoltz signs autographs following his speaking engagement at the First Pitch Classic.

Groupon comes to Macon

Rebecca Mayo February 9, 2011

This is a sample of a Groupon discount sent to your e-mail address. “Get it, Share it, Enjoy it.” These are the three steps needed to become a certified Groupon addict. Coupon junkies, get ready. ...

Sophomore Indie Coombs paints a front-porch during Facade Squad, a recent service project led by the Mercer Service Scholars. SPECIAL PHOTO.

Student-led spring conference to address local poverty

Brittani Howell February 9, 2011

A Mercer service learning organization recently announced plans to host a spring conference to tackle the issue of local poverty. The Local Engagement Against Poverty conference will take place March...

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking

STOP hosts conference to inform community about sex trafficking

Alicia Landrum February 9, 2011

Mercer’s Sex Trafficking Opposition Project recently hosted Justice Week, a three-day conference with domestic and international organizations intended to address the issue of global sex trafficking. On...

Mercer scored in bunches against a porous Yellow Jacket defense during their only exhibition game of the season.

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer teaches spring semester poetry class

Rebecca Reed February 1, 2011

By Rebecca Reed Erin Beliu is the Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Writer in Residence for 2011and she has arrived on Mercer’s campus. The Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. course is offered every spring semester...

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...

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Mercer graduate elected Ga. governor

Elizabeth Bibb February 1, 2011

Mercer graduate Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Georgia’s 82nd governor at a ceremony in Atlanta on Jan. 10. Deal, a former trustee for the university, is the 7th Mercer alumnus to hold the office...

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Helen Prejean speaks against death penalty, honors MLK day

Brittani Howell January 31, 2011

Mercer honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by inviting Sister Helen Préjean to speak at its first Freedom Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17. The event, held in Willingham's auditorium from 7:00-9:00...

Photo by Noah Maier/The Cluster

Mercer welcomes first modern football coach

alockwood January 31, 2011

After ending the speculation and 70-year hiatus of football at Mercer last November, the next step in reinstating football in Macon was to hire a head coach. After a two-month search, Bobby Lamb was...

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