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SGA wraps up a summer of preparations

This year, Mercer’s Student Government Association will be led by President Olivia Buckner and Vice President Oge Onuh. The duo won with 63.6 percent (636) votes in the run-off against opponents Michael Smith and Catie Byrd. [related title="Related Stories" stories="21344" align="right" background="on" ...

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New event planned to kick-off the first weekend on campus

This fall, QuadWorks is hosting a carnival for students to kick-off the first weekend on campus. “We are doing free food-funnel cakes, french fries, snow cones, pizza and popcorn, while it lasts,” said Carrie Ingoldsby, Director of Campus Life and Student Involvement. “[We will also have] inflatables ...

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Pre-Law Fraternity coming to Mercer’s campus

Just last year, Mercer Greek Life welcomed two new additions, Delta Epsilon Psi and Sigma Sigma Rho. Mercer may be welcoming another greek organization this semester, but this one is a little different. Sophomore Bella Rama has spent her summer working to reactivate Phi Alpha Delta, a Pre-Law fraternity. “Mercer ...

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Mercer welcomes its biggest class

The newest class of Mercerians has over 900 students, according to statistics provided by Academic and Advising Services. “The Class of 2021 is our largest class ever at Mercer University,” said Amanda Carls, who serves as Mercer’s Assistant Director of New Student Programs. Fifty-four percent ...

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Housing contracts released after summer inquiry

An email from Residence Life was sent to second and third year students during the summer. The contents of the email posed the possible option of releasing students from their 2017-2018 housing contract. The email, from Diana Long, the Office of Residence Life housing coordinator, started off by ...

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Free summer housing avaliable for those with internships

Students who are applying for summer internships now have the opportunity to also apply for free housing on the Macon and Atlanta campuses. In order to qualify for free housing, students must first find an internship. “Internships not only accomplish that goal of getting students engaged, but ...

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Three 17 takes the crown at Battle of the Bands

Red, blue and yellow lights illuminated a modest stage set up in front of Stetson Hall as the annual Battle of the Bands contest commenced on Oct. 20. Across Cruz Plaza, students gathered with blankets and towels in tow to sit down and listen to what was about to unfold. [gallery ids="20310,20320,20317"] What ...

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Baseball team practicing amid field construction

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction, which means that the players are forced to practice on a field that is in the process of being ...

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Sisters, Zombies, and Happy Endings

“We met at…” Sarah Maitland said. “Make it Mercer?” Amber Jablonski asked. “Make it Mercer,” Maitland confirmed.   “Don’t talk to strangers,” our parents told us when we still lived under their roofs. But if we don’t talk to strangers, how are we going to meet new people, ...

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MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

Mercer’s very own dance charity organization, MU Miracle will be hosting its kickoff event Sept. 22 at Cruz Plaza from 6-8 p.m.  There, representatives will inform students on how they can help save a life by dancing this year. MU Miracle is a young group but has already made a great impact. Executive ...

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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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