Dean Yusuf is a sophomore media studies major at Mercer University. He is a writer and graphic designer for The Cluster. He has been doing graphic design for The Cluster for two years now and working at Mercer ESPN for two years as well. Dean has been doing graphic design all over Mercer University from t-shirt designs to logos and plans on working with TEDxMU in spring 2021 in design and production.
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Henry Keating is a freshman double-majoring in journalism and history. He wrote for his high school paper since freshman year, and has now graduated to writing for The Cluster. When Henry isn't digging into the news, he's usually listening to or playing music, skateboarding or reading.
Safia Serena Tejani is a sophomore double-majoring in philosophy, politics and economics and journalism on the pre-law track. Safia is a five-time Gold Recipient for the Presidential Service Award. Along with her accolades in service, she is part of several student organizations at Mercer including Mock Trial, MerClusion Student Government Council and Mercer’s Bollywood Fusion Dance Team Rangreli. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing the piano and viola. Safia, in the future, hopes to immerse herself deeper in her interests and leave a positive contribution to society.
Keith Holmes Jr. is a junior double-majoring in journalism and creative writing. Keith was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and lived in both Alabama and Tennessee before returning to Atlanta. Keith has worked with The Cluster and Georgia Public Broadcasting since fall of 2020 as well as with the Macon Telegraph since the summer of 2020. Keith has also worked with Mercer's ESPN 3 affiliate since fall of 2018 and Mercer Athletics. While having a love for sports, Keith also enjoys indie music along with film and television.
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Sarah Moore is a junior at Mercer double-majoring in English and Spanish on the pre-law track. On campus, she is involved in a Panhellenic sorority and Mercer’s Honor Council. When she's not in class or at work, Sarah can be found crocheting or reading, preferably outdoors.
This is a letter to the editor submitted to The Cluster by Dr. Ansley Booker, director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, and Dr. Douglas Pearson, vice president and dean of students. Dear Mercer University Community, Mercer University strives to be a Community of Respect where everyone is held in mutual high regard. Each person deserves to be treated with respect and civility. Therefore, we value inclusion, equity, access, and justice for all Mercerians. We call on our students, faculty, and staff to identify and initiate action against bias, discrimination, hate, and injustice in any form. I join countless others in expressing my sadness over the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor in the past few months. It is heartbreaking that these incidents continue to occur. These tragedies remind us of how important it is to stand in solidarity with each other as a diverse community of leaders. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (DII) is aware of the impact the current events are having on our students, faculty, and staff and, we welcome the opportunity to continue to have a respectful and open dialogue with one another regarding our individual experiences and how we hope to see sustainable change. We began this dialogue in June with a series of forums entitled Let’s Start the Conversation, facilitated by the DII and the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). We continued the conversation with a racial injustice forum facilitated by DII and Mercer Urge. In addfition, the Mercer Social Justice Book Club was created to serve as a safe space for all individuals to discuss social injustice, provide support, and seek tangible and strategic solutions. The Division o Student Affairs on the Macon and Atlanta campuses created several initiatives to promote student engagement, diversity, and inclusion throughout the university. Furthermore, my office participated in a virtual conference entitled Courageous Conversations for Educators: Returning to School During a Time of Unrest, held by the Tift College of Education. Additionally, a webinar series dedicated to professional development, facilitated by the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and entitled Moving Forward from COVID-19: Strategies for Mental Wellness, was launched. The office also helped to facilitate a workshop on antiracism and microaggressions with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty. Lastly, the office partnered with several colleges, departments, and student organizations including Enrollment Management, the College of Pharmacy, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Medicine, and Mercer Police to address concerns of diversity, inclusion, access, and justice throughout the summer. A detailed report will follow in October 2020 during our first-anniversary celebration. DII is currently seeking interns and ambassadors as well as general members for the inaugural university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Council. Interns and ambassadors will help promote initiatives and events while council members will help review and recommend diversity and inclusion trainings models, work to create a university-wide D&I statement, and advise the administration of the campus climate survey. Students, please apply by completing the following link. https://forms.gle/qZEB12V5QTfWUjAB9. Faculty and staff, please submit nominations directly to me via email. Our students, faculty, and staff are our most valuable assets. As we return to campus and ROAR together, I ask that you stay safe and continue to peacefully advocate for change. Thank you for your continued support of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mercer University. Please contact us with questions, comments, and concerns. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives is here to support you. Please call 478-301-2856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. You can also find more information and resources at https://diversity.mercer.edu/. Be sure to follow us on social media at MUDiversityInclusion!! -Dr. Ansley Booker, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Events to Join and Support: August 25, 2020 6:30-8 p.m. -Multicultural Mixer, Cruz Plaza August 27, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m. -Mercer Social Justice Book Club Movie Discussion-John Lewis: Good Trouble September 22, 2020, 5:00-8:00 p.m.- QuadWorks LEAD Hispanic Heritage Month Event October 2, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.-Diversity Bear Stuffing Event October 12, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.-QuadWorks LEAD Indigenous Peoples’ Day Save-The-Date September 2020 - Race in the Dark (Courageous Conversations Continued) Virtual Event October 2020 - Pilgrimage to Penfield October 2020- We Run Together Virtual 5K Event November 2020 - Multicultural Think Tank Virtual Event January 14, 2021 -MLK Living the Dream Event March 18, 2021 -Diversity Day April 2021 - Multicultural Think Tank Virtual Event Coming Soon Faculty and Alumni BearTalks MacSpeaks: Equity and Inclusion Multicultural Dinner and a Movie Nights