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Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Maison Roland Clouatre

September 28, 2018


Filed under City, News

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce gained a new asset, President and CEO Yvonne Williams, this fall. Her vision for the city includes branding a riverwalk along the Ocmulgee River, building more greenways and linear parks and making Macon friendly to bikers, walkers and skaters. Williams said...

New shopping center coming to north Macon in 2019

New shopping center coming to north Macon in 2019

Emily Rose Thorne

September 28, 2018


Filed under City, News

A new shopping center is slated to open at 1625 Bass Road next fall with a variety of retail stores under the name “North Macon Plaza.” Michael Cohn is president of Berkley Development, the Atlanta-based company going in on the project alongside joint venture partner The Sembler Company. ...

A need to know basis: Amazon

A need to know basis: Amazon

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News

Amazon has come under fire recently for the alleged poor treatment of its workers. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna have proposed a bill to address working conditions  -- the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act. The act riffs off of the name of Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO. ...

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


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

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...

Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Elizabeth Daniels

September 23, 2018


Filed under City, News

This past weekend, Macon held one of largest gatherings of Native Americans in the United States for the 27th consecutive time: The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It boasted over 200 craftsmen and artisans showcasing their handiwork, engaging storytellers and gifted dancers. There were also living histo...

Mercer Graduate Publishing Second Non-Fiction Book

Mercer Graduate Publishing Second Non-Fiction Book

Cheyenne Hines

September 18, 2018


Filed under News

After two years, Mercer graduate Faiz Aly is now self-publishing his second non-fiction book. According to Aly, “One Humanity” is a self-help book containing philosophical ideas shown through essays, stories and dialogues, published through his own marketing agency, Aly Media. “It is a c...

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Mercer University Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened Monday and announced summer projects responding to student concerns from last year as well as plans for the upcoming semester. New changes in place include a 24/7 micro-market in Tarver Library, a Mongolian grill in the Fresh Fo...

Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

Emily Rose Thorne

September 15, 2018


Filed under Greek Life, News

The Zeta Omega chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Eta chapter of Sigma Nu at Mercer University will not be allowed to invite potential new members to join this semester, according to an email Thursday from Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Advisor James Hulett. “On behalf of the Office of Campus Life, I...

Mercer Athletics logo to be Corn Maze design

Mercer Athletics logo to be Corn Maze design

Thais Ackerman

September 12, 2018


Filed under News

The Mercer Athletics department is partnering with Lane Southern Orchards to feature the design of the Mercer Athletics logo for the shape of the orchard’s annual six-acre corn maze from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31. "We're thrilled to partner with Lane Southern Orchards and their annual corn maze this upc...

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 class of Mercer Innovation Center fellows announced

New class of Mercer Innovation Center fellows announced

Ian Henshaw

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

Three new startups, Z Beans Coffee, Send Mammogram and Sound Collide, were named fellows at the Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Aug. 21. Four more have been selected as companies-in-residence, granting them office space and other resources within the MIC. MIC Fellows are granted up to $20,000 cash f...

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


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

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...

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