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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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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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