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Community Support for Soccer Player Continues

By now the student body of Mercer University has heard of Kim Murphy, junior soccer player whose parents passed away in February. For those who have not heard, Murphy’s father, Doug, passed away from an undetected stomach ulcer, followed by her mother, Cathy, passing due to a long battle with brain ...

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Point B.L.A.N.K hits the mark

In their first year as a student organization, Point B.L.A.N.K made an inspiring Cinderella run. The group, Mercer’s spoken word coalition, made it to the semi-finals of the 15th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Virgenal Owens, a 5th year senior getting his masters in biomedical ...

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Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Two Mercer students from Kappa Alpha fraternity confessed on Wednesday to vandalizing two bear sculptures. Mercer University's Police Department found the missing bear statues on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Adams Street at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chief Garry Collins. The two fiberglass ...

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Bearstock 2015 headliner list revealed

  The list is out! Check out the list of headliners and daybands for Bear stock 2015. Headliners Relient K For most millennials, Relient K’s songs will immediately have them reminiscing about rock music, skinny jeans and teen angst. You’ve probably heard their oldie-but-goodie song “Sadie ...

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Hear ye, hear ye little royals near and far

Little royals came together from kingdoms near and far for the 5th annual Fairy Tale Ball to benefit Rooms From The Heart, a local non-profit that redecorates the rooms of critically or terminally ill children. There were little mermaids and belles, sleeping beauties and superheroes. Oh, and let's ...

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Take us to church: Beloved Community Symposium

Mercer University, local clergy and local lay leaders are working to diversify America’s most segregated hour. Michael Emerson, co-director of the Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, was the keynote speaker at this year’s “Building the Beloved Community Symposium,” an event aimed ...

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Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

  It was a cold January morning when a group of Bears went where no Bears had been before, making affordable access to the high atmosphere for Mercer research a possibility. James McNichols, Spencer Penley and Natasha Finnegan, a group of juniors in Mercer’s engineering program, built and ...

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Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

The event was pitched as a place to “voice your concerns” on the organization’s Facebook page, but there weren’t many issues raised at Bear Forum because there were only three students there that aren't on SGA. “We were expecting 60,” said Senator Min Oh, the chairwoman of Public Relations ...

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NCNW is now at Mercer

The National Council of Negro Women is an organization focused on enabling and advocating for African-American women -- and now, they’re at Mercer. Jacqueline Zvandasara, a Women and Gender Studies major, recently saw that there aren’t a lot of organizations on campus that specifically focus on ...

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Beloved Staff Member and 'Mercer Mom' Retires

Diane Lang, administrative assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Students Dean Pearson, announced earlier last month that she would be retiring from her full-time position in the Student Affairs Office. Lang came to the university in 2004 and has served as a behind the scenes player in major ...

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Mercer student tracks pollen counts using Google

Thirty million to 60 million people are affected annually by allergic rhinitis, the technical term for having a runny, red nose and watery eyes. One Mercer University student has gained attention by using online searches to track changes in pollen counts, which will hopefully keep people better prepared ...

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Mercer dean leaves to become president at Hanover College

The current dean of Mercer's college of Liberal Arts, Lake Lambert III,  will leave Mercer to become the president of Hanover College in Indiana, according to The (Macon) Telegraph. “Even before I entered the presidential search process, I knew that Hanover was a special place: a strong liberal ...

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Mercer plans new freshman residence hall

Mercer plans to begin construction this May on a new freshman women’s residence hall that will open in summer 2016. It’s been a decade since the university built its last residence hall, Mercer Hall, which is comparable to apartment-style housing but without a kitchen. With the spike in student ...

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Mercer debate duo takes flight

Mercer’s debate team has been selected to compete in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, the most selective and competitive national debate tournament in the country. This is Mercer’s first time qualifying for the tournament, and Mercer is the only team in Georgia’s history to ...

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Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

The Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists in its Knight Cities Challenge, and four of those finalists are Maconites. Their ideas involve retaining talent, creating opportunity, and enhancing community engagement. The finalists said they are excited to move forward in the process and hope to have ...

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Construction continues on Newton Chapel

Loud drills, fenced off grounds and huge orange construction equipment have attracted even the most oblivious eye to Newton Chapel. The former Tattnall Square Baptist Church has been a part of Mercer University’s history since 1978 in honor of Dr. Louie Newton. The chapel is known for holding religious ...

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Five things to start your week: Tom Brady best quarterback to ever live? Man fires shots at Mercer Police, Kim's data-saving plea, Founders' Day, Japanese journalist beheaded

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection. Just in case you missed Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots clinched a win over the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game that ended 28-24. Now that the 37 year old has four Super Bowl titles underneath his ...

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Mercer students join community in Celebrating MLK

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and pursuit of unity, Mercer students spent their Monday off actively engaged with the Macon community at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration and following march to the Government Center. At the breakfast, Mercer students ...


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