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Mercer Police chief, students offer safety tips

Elizabeth Bibb
August 18, 2011
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Safety on and off campus remains an important issue for both new students and upper classmen. Students returning to campus should remember to stay aware no matter how comfortable they have become with the area. Police Chief Gary Collins, along with the entirety of the Mercer Police Department, made...

Cluster awarded in national contest

Cluster awarded in national contest

Elizabeth Bibb
April 28, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University’s student-run newspaper, The Cluster, placed in six categories in the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ annual national contest. The paper was awarded third place for overall excellence in its division, which encompassed papers that come out weekly or less. In the category of Newsp...

Physical Plant to remove asbestos from Willet

Physical Plant to remove asbestos from Willet

Ashley Mann
April 27, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University’s Physical Plant department is planning to remove hazardous asbestos materials from on-campus buildings during the final weeks of the semester. Newly constructed buildings pose little to no risk of containing asbestos, but older campus buildings pose a greater risk of containing...

New campus restaurants to open

New campus restaurants to open

April 26, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

When students return to campus for the fall semester they are going to have a variety of food to choose from in Mercer Village. Both Margaritas Mexican Grill and Fountain of Juice are currently under construction. The Rodriguez family founded Margarita’s Mexican Grill and has been serving the Middle Georgia area since 1988....

Weekly local market opens, 16 farmers sell fresh goods

Kaleigh Manson
April 26, 2011
Filed under City, News

Macon’s Main Street Program, Community Health Works and Macon Roots have recently collaborated on a new farmers’ market in downtown Macon called Mulberry Street Market. The producer-only farmers’ market will supply local organic meats, produce and eggs in Mulberry Street Park from April through...

Urban Development Authority names Mercer graduate Executive Director

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April 26, 2011
Filed under Campus, City, News

The Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority (UDA) recently hired Alex Morrison, former Mercer student and Cluster editor, as the new Executive Director. Morrison, chosen out of 55 applicants during a yearlong search, will begin the position on May 2. The authority considered merging the position...

Post-graduation plans take over students’ minds, professors excited that school is out for summer

Rebecca Reed
April 26, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

Every year Mercer students and faculty have a set of post-graduation plans. This year, while graduating students are leaving after their four years here, a few teachers are also taking sabbaticals. Senior Rachel Velie plans to relax this summer before continuing her education. “I plan to take the summer...

Student Health Services provides limited help, informative handouts

Alicia Landrum
April 26, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

Mercer’s Student Health Center, located in the Patterson Building, is available, free of charge, to all Mercer students, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 and noon, and 1:00 and 5:00. Students who choose to go to the Student Health Center will be evaluated by a nurse, but in order to meet with a doctor, an a...

Slight tuition hike, increased budget approved by trustees

Slight tuition hike, increased budget approved by trustees

April 21, 2011
Filed under Campus, News

Undergraduate students can expect to pay almost $900 more in tuition next year under a new budget plan adopted by Mercer's Board of Trustees Friday. During their annual meeting in Macon, the trustees approved a $193.4 million operating budget for the 2011-2012 academic year. That's an $8 million, or...

Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

Cause of Mercer student's death remains a mystery

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April 13, 2011
Filed under City, Crime, News

Investigators still don't know what caused Mercer international student Zhang Tianliang* to be found dead in his apartment about a block away from campus Thursday, Mar, 31. Zhang, a 24-year-old graduate engineering student from Yinchuan City, China, was found lying unconscious in his bed around 4 p.m. by his r...

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

April 13, 2011
Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News

Mercer students can now whip out their smart phones and keep in constant contact with campus and city police. A new web-based app for mobile phones announced recently by the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association and Mercer Police allows students to contact Mercer Police and the Macon Police Department...

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