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SGA rundown: Donation box robbed, efforts for campus safety and accessibility underway

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer February 26, 2020
Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) met on Feb. 7 to tackle a wide variety of issues from club funding requests to addressing campus security. This is the SGA rundown.
Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason

Mercer Police Blotter: Hit and run, theft by taking, domestic violence and sexual assault

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer November 21, 2019
This semester, Mercer Police responded to numerous incidents on and around campus. Kyle Sears, director of media relations at Mercer University, provided redacted police reports.
Archived photo by Emily Rose Thorne, 2018

Race for a legacy: Third annual Lauren Giddings 5K to fund Mercer Law students’ bar exam fees

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer November 6, 2019
Mercer Law School’s Association of Women Law Students will host the third annual Lauren Giddings 5K Nov. 7 in Macon to raise money for a scholarship assisting Mercer Law School students with bar exam expenses, which can amount to over $1,000.
Photo courtesy of Macon Peace

“Macon Peace”: Local organizations aim to decrease youth violence

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
Organizer and creator of the community organization LJ Malone said he believes that the citizens of Macon desperately need a new approach to handling violence. He got the idea to start this organization while advocating for music artists in the Macon area.
“I have seen the difficulties in balancing both sides of the scales,” current participant Randall Edwards says. “I have learned that while the roles of criminal defenders and prosecutors appear only adversarial, they are in fact both tasked with ensuring a fair balancing of our justice system.”

Pro-Bono Mercer Law program set to begin its thirteenth year

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer September 10, 2019
The clinic, since its conception in 2006, has assisted with over 90 cases in Georgia and won over half of them. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the state.
Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Police Blotter: Car break-ins, theft by taking, sexual battery and more

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor March 2, 2019

Mercer Police have responded to 16 crimes on Mercer’s campus so far in 2019, according to reports provided to The Cluster on Feb. 25. Car break-ins constituted the majority of crimes. Entering auto:...

Both the Bibb Sheriff's Office and Mercer Police were on the scene after an armed robbery took place in Tattnall Square Park Jan. 14.

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor January 14, 2018

According to Mercer’s emergency alert system, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office reported an armed robbery in Tatnall Square Park at approximately 12:49 P.M. on Jan. 14. The suspect is a black male estimated...

Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer August 28, 2016
A Mercer student reported being the victim of simple battery this summer when an unknown suspect entered his dorm room and placed a pair of men’s underwear over his face before striking him.
Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May...

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief May 16, 2016

A Mercer student reported that she was sexually assaulted April 9 at one of the Mercer loft buildings. According to the Mercer police report filed April 11, they were dispatched to the Medical Center...

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer May 2, 2016

Following recent bulletin board fires and outbreak of racially charged vandalism in Sherwood Hall, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson met with students for an open forum Thursday evening. “This is very...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor April 14, 2016

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside...

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