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Jackson Katz Lecture SGA senators spent time Monday night discussing the behavior of students at the Jackson Katz lecture last week. Sen. Buckner suggested a more discussion-based approach in the future, rather than a lecture. Dean Pearson explained that while he was not happy with the behavior of ...

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Candlelight Vigil for Jibri Bryan at Hawkins Arena

A vigil will be held at 9 p.m. in Hawkins arena in honor of Jibri Bryan, a Mercer basketball player who was killed Tuesday. President Underwood recently offered Hawkins Arena for students to hold the vigil. University Minister and Dean of Chapel Craig McMahan will say a few words and a short prayer. ...

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Shooting near Flash Foods gas station

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones announced one person dead after being shot in a parking lot of the Flash Foods convenience store near College and Forsyth streets. The police call came at 4:16 p.m. this afternoon. Another person is in the hospital with gun shot wounds, according to local news outlet ...

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Mercer bans Hoverboards from residence halls

Earlier this month, Mercer added itself to the list of Georgia universities that have banned hoverboards on campus due to fire safety concerns. Christian Wells, one of Mercer’s Housing and Residence Life assistant directors, warned students in an email over winter break that the two-wheeled self-balancing ...

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From rural health doctor to dean of Mercer Medicine

After graduating in 1986 from Mercer’s School of Medicine, Dr. Jean Sumner chose to stay in her home state and live out Mercer Medicine’s mission: to educate physicians to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. In keeping with this mission, ...

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Gender violence presentation fires up student body

The SHAPE Q&A session on gender violence in Willingham Hall sparked a controversial debate Tuesday night.    Over 800 students attended anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz’s lecture, “Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men.” The event was mandatory for student athletes, ...

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World Hijab Day The Muslim Student Association came before SGA to request special funding for Mercer’s first World Hijab Day. The funding will supply MSA with 60 scarves to distribute in the CSC on February 1 to any students that might want to participate. Students will have the opportunity to ...

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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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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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