Mercer Cluster

Emily Rose Thorne
Emily Rose Thorne is a senior double-majoring in journalism and women’s and gender studies. Emily Rose has been involved with The Cluster since 2017 as Staff Writer, Lead News Writer, News Editor and Digital Editor. She is a two-time recipient of the Center for Collaborative Journalism John M. Couric Fellowship and has worked with Business Insider, Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Making Contact and more in her career as a journalist. In addition to her work with The Cluster, Emily Rose is vice president of Mercer's chapter of Iota Iota Iota, the national women's and gender studies honor society, and a preceptor in the women's and gender studies department. She is currently completing her honors thesis about non-binary and gender non-conforming students' experiences at Georgia colleges and universities. You can find her full portfolio of work here.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

Nov 07, 2020
Biden becomes 46th president of the United States, fate of Senate may lie with Georgia (Story)
Nov 07, 2020
Mercer cancels spring break, plans ahead for new semester amid pandemic (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election (Story)
Oct 17, 2020
Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases (Story)
Oct 09, 2020
BREAKING: Eleven Mercer students, one faculty member test positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired women for decades. For these Mercer students, she represented the progress of a generation (Story)
Oct 03, 2020
Mercer to administer free flu shots to prevent ‘twindemic’ (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19 (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Georgia’s voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5. Here’s what you need to know (Story)
Sep 30, 2020
Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 26, 2020
NEWS RUNDOWN: Mercer expands med school, Tarver installs commuter lounge and students phone bank for Biden (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Here’s how to unplug while staying informed (Story)
Sep 18, 2020
BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Mercer University updates COVID-19 protocols following new CDC guidelines (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus (Story)
Aug 22, 2020
Mercer opens COVID-19 testing lab on campus (Story)
Jul 22, 2020
Students protest, Peer Advisors resign over Mercer’s pandemic reopening plan (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Mercer to commission permanent sculpture honoring school history of integration (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Mercer foregoes undergraduate tuition hike, adds six new degree programs (Story)
Jun 13, 2020
Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
‘Absolutely unconscionable’: Macon art community blindsided as Mercer University paints over Black history mural (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
Breaking: Courses will remain online for duration of spring semester, first Mercer student tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Clusterscopes: Uplifting messages for trying times (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Tips for online classes during the COVID-19 response (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
How to manage coronavirus anxiety (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Students urge Mercer to switch dining service providers after confusion over meal plan sharing (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Clusterscopes: Long-awaited changes are coming (if you’re paying attention) (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Opinion: The Women’s and Gender Studies major encompasses more than you think (Story)
Feb 01, 2020
Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Clusterscopes: Defining your goals for the year with tarot (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover (Story)
Nov 23, 2019
How (and why) to spice up your LinkedIn profile (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Clusterscopes: You are in control of what you experience (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Race for a legacy: Third annual Lauren Giddings 5K to fund Mercer Law students’ bar exam fees (Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Clusterscopes: Scorpio season promises rebirth, power and manifestation (Story)
Oct 27, 2019
Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay (Story)
Oct 27, 2019
Clusterscopes: It’s time to drive your ambitions home (Story)
Oct 26, 2019
Tech Review: iOS 13 is underrated, and the iPhone 11 is confusing (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
This year’s flu vaccine is only 29% effective. Here’s why you still need to get that shot (Story)
Oct 12, 2019
Macon at night: Catcalling, harassment and why victims don’t report (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Clusterscopes: A beginner’s guide to tarot (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Where can Mercer students get help? (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Opinion: Students need a more flexible drop/add period (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here’s what it’s like to get diagnosed (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
‘Justice for Jibri:’ Two sentenced in 2016 killing of Mercer student-athlete (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
SGA undecided on amendment that would require informing student body of election qualifications (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Police Blotter: harassing communications, theft by taking, entering auto and fraud (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
SGA announces 24-hour library space, approves new club and grants first seed money request (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Department of Education investigation into Mercer University still ongoing (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Increased security, new cameras, police radios and more: how Mercer has improved campus safety since 2018 (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Southern Poverty Law Center reveals Nuwaubian “hate group” still active in Macon (Story)
Mar 02, 2019
Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more (Story)
Mar 02, 2019
SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Mercer administration surveys students about campus programs, safety and culture (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Mercer students reflect on experience at predominantly white institution during Black History Month (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Federal report suggests Wells Fargo charged some Mercer students excessive fees through university partnership (Story/Media)
Nov 30, 2018
Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information? (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news? (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Students, admin have mixed feelings on fall registration (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Trump endorses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp in Sunday visit to Macon (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
How does Mercer decide when to cancel classes for inclement weather? (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
Mercer grows international presence by expanding service programs abroad (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Mercer police releases annual campus crime report (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
SGA approves five new student organizations (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Mercer welcomes its largest and most qualified class of all time (again) (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
New shopping center coming to north Macon in 2019 (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester (Story)
Sep 15, 2018
Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester (Story)
Sep 02, 2018
New executive director of TRIO and minority affairs looks to expand services for students in need (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Mercer Medicine launches student-staffed clinic in Jimmy Carter’s hometown (Story)
Aug 16, 2018
Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology (Story)
Aug 14, 2018
What You Missed in Macon this Summer (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018 (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer (Story)
Mar 31, 2018
Bearstock 2018: What you need to know (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
Women’s health services will still be offered at Student Health Center after departure of OB/GYN (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Controversial Founders’ Day speaker affects alumni opinions of Mercer (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
SGA talks senior housing and senatorial conduct, approves two campus organizations (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
SGA discusses senatorial conduct, approves new organization and funding requests (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Mercer seniors recognized for accomplishments at national debate competition (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
SGA discusses Founders’ Day speaker and Common Ground protest, approves new organizations and funding requests (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
A student-run food pantry to come to Mercer’s campus this spring (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Refuge in Music (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
SGA talks registration, resumes, and racism (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2017
SGA makes progress on adding 24/7 study space and a new parking deck, discusses reforming CLA general education requirements (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
SGA announces Small Business Day and Spiff Up The T events (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Wesleyan College hosts Women With Purpose Festival to empower women in the community, Mercer student gets involved (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Wifi upgrades and more seating coming soon to Tarver Library (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
SGA approves four Conference & Lodging Requests, responds to student input about race relations, Pilgrimage, and more (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
SGA celebrates library renovations, recognizes Vegan Club and addresses student concerns regarding dining and race relations (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2017
Campus leaders recognized by United Nations for their work with female empowerment club (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
SGA approves Bear Grant for American Chemical Society, emphasizes further campus outreach including Pilgrimage to Penfield (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Service Scholars plan week-long event to foster informed conversations about sex (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Opinion: While delayed recruitment frustrates upperclassmen, this first-year finds many benefits (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2017
New ESPN3 director joins Mercer University with high hopes for the program’s future (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Growing Pains (Story)
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