Mercer’s QuadWorks recently announced the lineup of artists for the annual music festival Bearstock on April 13. This year’s lineup will include artists like MAX, Social House, Lewis Ashe and the Locals, and DJ Saturn. Here’s a recap of what you should know:
Barry Jenkins, PhD, spoke for the 2024 Founders Day convocation at Mercer University. As a student in 1978, Jenkins recalls being captivated by Mercer’s “long and esteemed history,” but was struck by the absence of campus traditions. This realization launched a journey that would not only shape his own career, but also breathe new life into the university’s cherished traditions.
While Nikki Haley was counting on winning “her sweet state of South Carolina,” where she ended up holding about 40% of the primary vote, many voters at precincts across Columbia were far from optimistic about her chances going into Super Tuesday on March 5.
Arsha Moorthy ‘24 is championing a new service project that is studying the role of chaplains in Middle Georgia. The research project will ultimately result in a guidebook to help communities in Macon better serve religiously diverse populations.
All Fraternity and Sorority Program Executives were invited to a meeting in Willet Auditorium this evening regarding over $10,000 stolen from the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (ATO) Camp for a Cause event in Spring 2022. According to ATO President Jacob Woods ‘25, who spoke on behalf of the Alpha Zeta chapter, the money was stolen by alumni Evans Hodges ‘22.
Calling all bookworms and sci-fi enthusiasts alike, Tarver Library has introduced a new book club for students interested in reading and discussing fantasy and science fiction novels. Established by library staff and student workers, the goal of this club is to encourage students to read outside of their classes.
As students returned to campus after the holidays this January, the construction on the College St. green space in front of Plunkett Hall was still underway. This was surprising for students, especially first-years living in the area, who were under the impression the green space would be finished when they returned from winter break.
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.
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.
In the past few years, Mercer’s annual lip-sync battle and university pep rally have become a staple of the Homecoming week. Usually occurring the night before the Homecoming game, the lip sync battle and pep rally serves as a way for students to show their school spirit and have some friendly competitive fun.
Mercerians celebrated the university's largest homecoming in history this Saturday. Spectators braved the rain, donning ponchos and cheering as Benjamin Smith '24 and Ashton Mayo-Beavers '24 were crowned the 2023 Homecoming king and queen at halftime.
The third annual Gothic Festival concluded after successfully hosting a week of horror-inspired events leading up to Halloween.
A small crowd gathered in the Plunkett Gallery on the evening of Nov. 1 to witness the opening of an exhibit titled “Mercer’s Integration: The Good, the Bad, and the Unfinished.”
Mercer students sporting ancient Greek costumes and shields gathered in Newton Chapel on Oct. 13 to participate in the ninth annual Great Books Games.
“I'm hoping, at the very least, having this information available might make it easier to show that we've always been here,” Crabtree said. “This isn't just a new fad or something like that, this is part of Mercer's history.”
The 2023 theme for Mercers Homecoming festivities has been announced by Quadworks. This year is themed “Toby Toons” and will be styled around cartoons and animation, as according to Mercer's Quadworks Campus Activity Board, which organizes Mercer’s Homecoming.
On Aug. 25, the Office of Student Affairs announced that due to driver shortages, the Macon Transit Authority (MTA) bus service would not be in operation for Mercer students until further notice. Prior to the announcement, the service transported students to different locations in Macon, including downtown and various grocery stores.
Behind the tap handles and frothy mugs, Ol’ Toby Easy Ale made its debut on Sept. 9 at Five Star Stadium. The beverage is now recognized as Mercer Athletics' official beer, carefully crafted with the expertise of Mercer alumna, Kaitlynn Kressin ‘15.