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SoCon voting competition returns to campus

With midterm elections quickly approaching, the Southern Conference (SoCon) voting competition returns to Mercer University’s campus. The SoCon competition focuses on registering students to vote in national elections. SoCon is a collegiate sports conference focused on “facilitating intercollegiate ...

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Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Starting this fall, Mercer University will now use the label Fraternity and Sorority Programs (FSP) instead of “Greek life” to refer to its 12 fraternities and 8 sororities. The name change comes during a national push for Greek-letter organizations to adopt more inclusive policies. These organizations ...

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What You Missed in Macon this Summer

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They ...

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Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex trafficking. ...

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Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to ...

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GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

Mercerians may have spotted a particularly friendly cat walking around campus recently. He is an orange tabby and his name is Chrissy. The cat, who is a couple of months old, loves to roam around the Greek side of campus and is particularly fond of the Phi Mu house. Originally thought to be a female, ...

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The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

On Bear Day, many students gave insightful and interesting presentations of research and projects they may have been working on all semester. There was a wide range of topics presented and plenty of hard work from students. Here is a list of five insightful Bear Day Presentations you might have missed ...

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What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. The number of rape reports on the Mercer University campus increased steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to the university’s annual ...

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How the crime alert system works

After shots were fired in Mercer Village on a Wednesday night in January, it took about 45 minutes for Mercer students to receive an emergency alert via text message about the threat. Many students and parents took to social media to raise concerns about the delay in getting an emergency alert out. ...

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First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

The Cruz Market, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), will host a series of vendors on Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Cruz Plaza. Last semester SGA Senator Michael Smith introduced the idea to have a market on Mercer’s campus that is similar to the Mulberry Market. This ...

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New organization to help Mercer go green

A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner. The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various projects ...

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This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

Walking through the parking lot behind the Stetson School of Business it is nearly impossible to ignore the blue tarp surrounding Willet, the university’s former science center. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said the university plans to renovate the building ...

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Disabled students find it difficult to navigate campus

Mercer is made of a series of tall staircases that can make it difficult for disabled students to navigate the campus and participate in campus life. Everywhere you look there is a different set of stairs to get from one destination to the next. In fact, in some places, the stairs are the only way ...

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