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2016 brings changes to Macon and Mercer

Donn Rodenroth, The Telegraph Flooding in Macon Takes Over Ocmulgee River Flash floods popped up in Georgia over the winter break with the Ocmulgee River cresting at nearly 28 feet in early December and lowering less than a foot by January. According to Liz Fabian at the Telegraph, cleanup crews gathered ...

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Fulbright Scholar teaches native tongue

Fresh out of her own college experience, it might be hard to believe that young Ann Kathrin Kuder is a professor of German and a visiting Fulbright Scholar here at Mercer University. You may have seen her riding her bike around campus or speaking solely in German with a few of her students. The scholar ...

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DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase ...

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Student events bringing holiday spirit to Mercer

  The end of a semester, the ushering in of a new year, contagious holiday cheer—all are completely valid reasons to celebrate the season, and Mercer has always made a point of celebrating the holidays in style. This year, Quadworks is set to sponsor a Winter Wonderland for all of Mercer’s ...

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Fresh off the Docket

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate student concerns, collect and gather data on the current parking situation, and develop solutions ...

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Students and administration wrestle over parking

“It’s like a wrestling match,” said Ashton Cubbedge, a Mercer junior who transferred from Armstrong State University this fall. In this wrestling match, it’s thousands of pounds of steel instead of flesh and bones. And the winner’s prize is a parking space instead of a gold belt. But administration ...

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Ghosts and gore come to life in “Crimson Peak”

“The crimson snow, the voices you hear, all you know is ghostly fear” when you are engaged in the thriller “Crimson Peak.” “Crimson Peak,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a suspenseful and gruesome film set in the early 20th century. The film begins with the introduction of a little ...

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Fresh Off the Docket

  Campus Engagement Committee The Campus Engagement Committee was very busy this week. They have already begun work on their top four initiatives: diversity awareness, sexual assault awareness, athletic involvement, and Greek relations. Senator Scherf explained that diversity awareness encompasses ...

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Battle Bots to invade Cruz Plaza in November

Robots will battle and fight for glory in Mercer University’s Department of Computer Science’s first public competition. Mercer’s Battle Bot Bear’s Competition will take place on Nov. 7. The battle is a double elimination event that will happen on Cruz Plaza. “We wanted something fun, yet ...

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Disney-themed homecoming week animates student body

Mercerians participated in a slew of events the week of Oct. 19 to mark the university’s 2015 homecoming season. The Disney-themed week started off with pumpkin carving in the Quad and a showing of Disney’s “Maleficent” in Willingham Auditorium Sunday evening. On Monday, a lip sync competition ...

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Bear Grants Senate sets precedents for funding

[infographic align="right"] [/infographic] Projectors. Printers. Laser tag trips. Sound boards. Organizations on campus need a wide variety of things to function, and they don’t always have the funds to cover them. Every year, Mercer’s SGA is allocated a certain amount of money, known as Bear ...

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Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

On Oct. 1 — the last day allowed by federal law — Mercer University Police posted their annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security report to their website in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The document includes information ...

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From Bear to Crown: Betty Cantrell wins Miss America

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music had its shining moment on an unlikely national platform — the stage of the 95th Miss America Pageant Competition. Mercer music student Betty Cantrell competed in front of an estimated 7.1 million viewers, according to Nielson Twitter TV Ratings. Some ...

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Mercer to host chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor societies will make its home at Mercer, according to a letter from President Underwood. This afternoon, during Phi Beta Kappa's 44th Triennial Council, delegates found that Mercer qualified to host the honor society on its campus. This means that ...

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