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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 20, 2011


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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

clewis

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...

Library hours not extended for finals week

Library hours not extended for finals week

Brittany Dant

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Jack Tarver Library will not be open 24 hours during finals week, and the library will maintain its regular exam week schedule. In response to a request from the Student Government Association, Tarver provided 24-hour access to the library during last semester’s exam week. “During finals la...

STING, Inc. visits Mercer during college tour, participates in forum

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April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

On April 5, Mercer University was one of seven stops during a Cobb County community group’s 2011 College Tour for middle and high school students. STING, Inc., a nonprofit organization in conjunction  with “We Thrive on the Drive”, led students from Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Chapel Hil...

Southern studies major gains national recognition, program continues to grow

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

The southern studies program at Mercer University is less than 10 years old, but it has established itself in the local community as well as having gained national recognition. This year, Mercer faculty and staff have planned new ways to continue to expand the program. The southern studies program a...

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

April 13, 2011


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Media mogul Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Mercer's annual Macon campus commencement ceremonies next month. Ibarguen, longtime newspaper publisher and journalism executive, will speak to the nearly 700 students gr...

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Elizabeth Bibb

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Mercer is set to introduce women’s sand volleyball as its 16th official athletic program beginning this fall. Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke said sand volleyball is the newest NCAA emerging sport, and Mercer is among the first schools to launch it. Other schools introducing the sport include...

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Community gathers to ‘Take Back the Night’

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, News

Dozens of students and members of the community will march from Third Street Park to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about sexual assault. The Crisis Line and Safe House’s annual “Take Back the Night” event will take place April 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. in downtown Macon. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Macon’s ...

SGA general election results announced

SGA general election results announced

clewis

April 6, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

[nggallery id=12]   Roughly one in four students cast a ballot in Wednesday's SGA senatorial elections for the coming academic year, marking an official end to the spring campaign season. SGA election officer Jamel Pee said an estimated 575 students turned out to vote in Wednesday's campus-wide election. That's mostly on par with last year's turnout, Pee said. A crowd of a...

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms ravage campus, downtown

April 5, 2011


Filed under Campus, City, News

[nggallery id=10] Severe thunderstorms tore through Middle Georgia early Tuesday morning, killing as many as five people in the region and knocking down at least one tree on Mercer's campus. A campus-wide weather alert was sent out to members of the Mercer community around 10:45 p.m. Monday, warning students of a tornado alert lasting until 5 a.m. While damages were minimal Tuesday morning...

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