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Women’s basketball coach writes children’s book

“1, 2, 3 Team!” is the chant of many kids’ sports teams and the title of Mercer University Women's Basketball Coach Susie Gardner’s new children's book. “[The book] is about a little girl named Zoe. She is the best [basketball player] and she knows it. . . she doesn't think she needs her ...

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Man arrested after reportedly harassing female students

A Macon man was taken into custody last month for violating his probation after he was reported to Mercer Police for allegedly harassing female students at Tattnall Square Park. John McDonald, 61, was on probation for aggravated assault, according to reports obtained from Mercer Police. He was arrested ...

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Try something new with one of Mercer’s arts-based clubs

Though Mercer’s music, theatre and visual art departments offer degree programs in a variety of art forms, you don’t have to be an arts major to get involved in Mercer’s thriving arts community. If you’re looking for a new pastime or simply want to see what the Mercer extracurricular scene has ...

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Two fraternities are without Greek Row houses this year

Both Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Sigma were under investigation last spring for violations of the Student Code of Conduct related to alcohol. They are suspended for the 2016-2017 academic year, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson said in an email. “They will not be permitted to use or be in their houses ...

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New semester brings changes to campus dining options

At the kickoff of this fall semester, Mercer will have a plethora of new food options for students to try. In the University Center, where there used to be a Subway, Burger Studio, Chick-Fil-A Express and various grab-and-go items, there is now a full service Chick-Fil-A, a Panda Express, and a P.O.D. ...

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Raygoza joins university as new Title IX coordinator

Mercer University has a new Title IX coordinator. Brittany Raygoza took over the position Aug. 8, said Kyle Sears, director of media relations, in an e-mail. Raygoza replaces Melissa Nunn, the university’s former Title IX coordinator, who left the job July 15 to accept the Title IX coordinator position ...

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New dorms, pedestrian bridge bring changes to campus

Mercer’s campus received a face-lift for the upcoming semester with the completion of Legacy Hall, the pedestrian bridge and the Lofts at Mercer Landing. Work on Legacy Hall continued throughout the 2015-2016 school year and was completed this summer. The new dorms are expected to house several hundred ...

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Mercer University announces student of the year award

Devanshi Patel was awarded SGA’s Student of the Year 2016. Patel, who is from Charlotte, North Carolina, said she was grateful to receive the honor at the Student Leadership Awards, which were held Tuesday,  April 19.   “It’s a really big honor, and I really appreciate everyone who went out ...

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Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 around 11:30 ...

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Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior vice ...

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Young Life seeks to serve high schoolers

Imagine yourself trying to break through to a 16-year-old high school student on an emotional and spiritual level. A kid who has turned to partying, drinking and other destructive habits to handle the daily trials and tribulations of everyday life. What would you say? This is a challenge that Mercer ...

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BEAR day brings out the best and the brightest

Lillie Barnett, a music and biology major, presented her research of “Stress and Group Cohesion in University Choir” in Fickling Hall on BEAR Day 2016. Barnett said she wanted to find a way to connect her two majors and wanted to pursue the effects music has on a person’s well-being. Her research ...

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Newcomers faced rough odds in SGA General Election

In the latest SGA General Election, there were eleven newcomers on the ballot for various races, but Mallory Sammons, Natalie Ross, Jordan Price and Brandon Tran were the only ones to make it onto the winner's banner. For the Senator at Large race in particular, there were several individuals competing ...

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