With the South Carolina primaries now concluded, Georgia voters are cornered in a manner many have feared. A nationwide poll from Reuters last month said as many as 67% of respondents were “tired of seeing the same candidates in presidential elections and want someone new."
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February 3, 1:00 p.m.
Mercer, Middle Georgia State University and Wesleyan College are hosting the College Town Film Series yet again this year, following up their January 25 screening of "Paper Moon" with "Back to the Future" at Mercer University Feb. 1 and "Groundhog Day" on Feb. 8.
Mercer University announced Thursday that Chief of Mercer Police Gary Collins would be retiring Jan. 16. Collins has served as a campus safety and campus police officer since 1983, and helped transform the department beyond campus safety into a fully-fledged police force.
Unsure how to start or spend the long weekend after syllabus week? The Cluster has you covered! There are plenty of things to do in Macon, but here are some special events happening this weekend:
Turkmenistan is a country located more than 6000 miles from Macon, but one hopeful student, Batyr Matyakubov, made the journey. Now he's in danger of being sent home.
Tonight's panel on the Israel-Palestine conflict garnered more attention than was planned, forcing the organizers to move from the Godsey 103 lecture hall to Willet Auditorium, which was so full that panel attendees filled the upper deck of the auditorium and sat on the steps between the rows of lecture seats.
On Sept. 29, in order to fulfill the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Mercer University released to students a copy of the 2023 Campus Crime report, which covers statistics from the 2022 calendar year. The University also released information to help students access the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) sex offender registry.
“Photo enforced” notice on campus stop signs meant to improve safety for auxiliary services staff, Chief Collins says
Late last school year, Auxiliary Services added neon green signs to the three-way stop at the top of the hill between the Auxiliary Services building, the Medical School parking lot and the parking lot behind the first-year dorms. Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins said there was real danger and they knew a change had to happen.
Friday afternoon, Mercer University’s email system went down, sending students and faculty into confusion.
At a Student Government Association (SGA) Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, new candidates for the first-year, junior and senior classes shared their visions for Mercer’s student community. On Thursday, five of the 11 first-year candidates were elected to SGA Senate by their classmates.
In late June of this year, the United States Supreme Court overturned "affirmative action," ending race-conscious admissions throughout the United States. Unlike some federal education requirements, this decision affects both public and private universities, meaning many changes will occur in college admissions across the country.
A ransomware group, "Akira," claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against Mercer, according to a tweet published Tuesday. The attack resulted in sensitive personal information such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers belonging to Mercer community members being compromised.
Over the past semester and a half, Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) has been supporting student organizations and creating opportunities for students to pursue their passions. Student government is made up of a senate, executive officers, and multiple committees, including the powerful Organizational Affairs Committee, which manages student organizations and special funding for those organizations.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram will perform his new album, "662," live at the Hargray Capitol Theater on March 25, 2023.
There is always an appealing array of delights that are available across campus on Valentine's Day for students to participate in. Students can support their friends' organizations, do fun crafts with their loved ones or share a special treat, both on campus and right here in Macon!
The Southeast Symposium of the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) was an annual event leading into 2020 but just had its first meeting since COVID-19. The AJHA was founded in 1981 and has provided students at all levels of study opportunities to present their research on the history of journalism and how history is captured by media and journalism of that day.
Earlier this year, WGXA interviewed Coroner Leon Jones about the homicide in Bibb County, which saw a significant rise again after a record-breaking year in 2021.
The Minority Mentor Program (MMP) and Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) are hosting the Living the Dream March and Tribute on Friday starting at 3:30 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Mercer University's Professor of Homiletics, Otis Moss III.
With only one big ticket on the runoff for most of Georgia, the election between Herschel Walker (R) and Raphael Warnock (D) will likely be just as harshly contested as it was in the November midterm. The Dec. 6 runoff will decide who will go to the Democrat-controlled Senate, but not before the “lame duck” session of congress concludes in December.