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Mercer University will confer more than 2,300 degrees across five commencement ceremonies throughout the first half of May between the Macon and Atlanta campus ceremonies.
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.
By Savannah Curro
In the final weeks of the semester, the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is organizing a food donation drive for some of Macon's local food pantries, but with a bit of a twist.
Harrison Drake ‘23 recalled the day his coach made his dream come true: “Are you still wanting to be a part of the Mercer basketball team?”
At a vigil for late Babatunde “Baba” Agbaje ‘23 on April 11, gatherers had the chance to write a message to the student and his family, as well as to collectively remember him alongside others who knew him. Those who attended were largely upperclassmen who had classes with Agbaje or had played soccer alongside him in his time on the Mercer men’s soccer team.
After uncovering new research on the history of slavery in Macon-Bibb County, Mercer University’s history department is still attempting to fully understand slavery’s role in the origins of the university.
Babatunde "Baba" Agbaje '23 of Fayetteville died Monday night, according to the university. He was a member of the Mercer soccer team and finance student in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.
The Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) held its semi-annual flea market recently, running for three days from March 31 to April 2. The market has been a staple of Macon's yearly calendar of events since it started more than 40 years ago.
Gordon Johnston has long been an avid fan of water and the calming effect it has on him. As a child, he and his family would frequent the Flint and Chattooga Rivers. He said that in college he took a whitewater canoeing class that taught him how to read the current and how to navigate rapids without flipping. Since then he has been hooked, regularly canoeing and kayaking ever since.
In the spring semester of 1970, David Bottoms, an undergraduate Mercer student from Canton, Georgia met and visited with James Seay, an American poet from Mississippi who came to campus as a guest writer.
The history of video game adaptations is a messy one. Time after time, franchises like “Resident Evil,” “Mortal Kombat” and “Super Mario Bros.” have all had film adaptations marred by budget constraints, lack of creative direction or a lack of authenticity to their source material. Plenty of people gave up hope that video game films or TV adaptations would ever be successful.
The 95th Academy Awards aired on Mar. 17 and honored a multitude of films and filmmakers. From tear-jerking moments and heartfelt speeches to shocking upsets, this year’s show was one to remember.
QuadWorks transformed Hawkins Arena into a concert hall studded with flashing multicolored lights, bass-boosted speakers and a beautifully embellished stage. The event showcased the local rock/blues band Charles Davis and the Velvet Sound and Macon-based rapper Bob Lennon; the featured artist of the night was viral rapper and singer Doechii.
Mercer’s baseball team hosted Georgia Southern on Wednesday, March 22, losing 12-11. The team faced the same Georgia Southern team earlier in the season, losing 11-0 in that contest in Statesboro.
Mercer University’s dress code was first implemented in April 2004, back when Mercer still had official ties to the Georgia Baptist Convention. Today, students and gym-goers are held to this dress code by Bear Force employees in the University Center Fitness Center during all operating hours. The dress code has stayed consistent since its debut, but some students feel that it is outdated and not equally enforced.
UPDATE: Friday morning, Mercer Police informed the student body via email that 20 vehicles were entered while parked in "multiple Macon campus parking lots." The previous count in this article was at least 10. The email also noted that "additional overnight patrols have been added to deter future break-ins."
Mercer Universities’ annual music festival, Bearstock, is only a few days away. Mercer’s QuadWords organization has selected a captivating lineup of artists for the event on March 25. In order to prepare for this highly anticipated event, we have done some research so you can get to know Bearstock 2023’s artists.
On April 18, 2018, I signed my first contract with a modeling agency, Click Models of Atlanta. As a 16-year-old, I did not know a thing about modeling and the modeling world. However, I was all too familiar with the bad reputation that followed.
From Amazon’s Alexa to Google Assistant, artificial intelligence (AI for short) has taken the world by storm. While technology has vastly changed over the years, advances in AI had yet to take a dramatic leap until now.