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Environmental Health Class Visits Macon Landfill

A Mercer University environmental health class recently took a field trip to the Macon landfill to learn about the management of landfills and the environmental impact of human waste. The class, taught by Dr. Chinekwu Obidoa, introduces students to key environmental health issues, primarily those that ...

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QuadWorks hosts Get Fit Week

In college, time-consuming coursework, rising stress levels and an abundance of inexpensive, convenient fast food can often cause students to create unhealthy habits and to forgo normal exercise routines. Mercer students were inspired to break this trend and take charge of their physical fitness and ...

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Cluster moving to CCJ

Last week Mercer’s student newspaper, The Cluster, moved from Connell Student Center to a new location. The office and headquarters of the paper is now in the Center for Collaborative Journalism. Emily Farlow, the editor and chief of The Cluster, hopes that the move will create more of a student ...

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Future of historic Grant's uncertain

The future of historic Grant’s Lounge on Poplar Street in downtown Macon is up in the air after a shooting that occurred behind the lounge in early September left five people wounded. Gene Dunwody Sr., the landlord of the property, which has been the home of Grant’s Lounge since its opening in ...

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Good NeighBEARS keep Macon beautiful

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="13298,13299,13300,13301,13302,13303,13304"] On Sept. 14, Mercer University hosted its annual community service day, Be A Good NeighBEAR. The Mercer University Center for Leadership and Volunteerism organizes this project each year with hopes that it will continue to ...

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Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd ...

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New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

The Southern Conference is not the only exciting thing that is happening on Mercer’s campus this season. The Mercer Maniacs are also beginning a new division by allowing girls to “paint up” during sporting events. A new Mercer Maniac, Victoria Rexhausen, said, “I think it adds to the atmosphere, ...

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The Revivalists Celebrate at SoCon Fest

To kick off their entrance into the Southern Conference, Mercer University hosted the SoCon Fest on the Black Field on Friday, September 5, 2014. The night included food from the Bear’s Den, many tents representing different organizations, and live music provided by the bands sunDollars and The Revivalists. Many ...

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ESPN finds news home right here at Mercer

WMUB, Mercer University’s television station, is streaming now on Cox Channel 112, but the content is neither local nor live coverage… yet. In April, former State Sen. Cecil P. Staton Jr. and neurosurgeon Dr. Joe Sam Robinson donated the studios of WRWR, an independent television station based ...

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New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

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What you missed this summer

  TARDIS Library Is Installed -- Funded by a grant from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, free “Little Libraries” are placed in various locations around Macon. One such library is located on the corner of College Street and Georgia Avenue and is in the shape of the TARDIS from BBC’s “DOCTOR ...

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Pi Kappa Phi fraternity suspended

After Mercer University housing staff found alcohol on the front porch of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on Friday, Aug. 16, a judicial hearing ruled to suspend the fraternity from campus for the remainder of the semester. The fraternity house is currently closed and locked, and the organization ...

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New Admissions and Welcome Center in the works

Ground was broken on a new admissions and welcome center on the east end of the campus last week. The Emily P. Myers Admissions and Welcome Center will help attract more incoming students, and join all the admissions’ staff in one central location. There will be many amenities available to both incoming ...


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