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Locke, Ekeke win SGA election by landslide

[nggallery id=6] Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected by a healthy margin Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice-president for the coming year. Locke and Ekeke's ticket claimed 65 percent of the vote, while competitors Stephen Bradshaw and Melissa Thompson nabbed the remaining ...

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Live blogging: SGA presidential/vice-presidential debate

In the last minute run-up to what has been a spirited week-long campaign, candidates competing for the position of Mercer's next student body president and vice-president will go head-to-head tonight in a debate beginning at 8 p.m. in the Bear Rock Cafe at the University Center. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw ...

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Candidates for SGA president, vice-president debate

Candidates for SGA president and vice-president discussed the issues of their campaigns at the annual debate in the Bear Rock Cafe Tuesday evening. The debate opened with introductions of the candidates from both tickets: Senators Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke and Senators Stephen Bradshaw and Melissa ...

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University-wide recycling program approved

SGA president Trenton White recently announced a new campus-wide recycling initiative that will be in full swing by fall 2011 and could come into effect as early as May. Under the new plan, recycling bins for aluminum, paper and plastic products will be positioned across campus within easy reach of ...

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Police beat roundup: Jan.-Feb.

Mercer Police received a total of 14 emergency calls during the months of January, February. Jan. 31: A student reported her vehicle was missing. The car turned out to be stolen. Macon Police recovered the car at a local apartment complex. The ignition was damaged and several items were missing from ...

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Mercer lacking in emergency defibrillators

Mercer has only two automated external defibrillators on campus, raising concerns that students and faculty may not have sufficient access to potentially life-saving equipment in the event of a cardiac arrest. Alan Baca, Mercer's assistance vice-preisdent for envrionmental health and safety, said the ...

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Two Mercer seniors awarded George W. Woodruff Scholarship

Emma Stitt and Stephanie Hennigan were two of four students to receive the George W. Woodruff Scholarship to the Walter F. George School of Law. Stitt and Hennigan are Mercer seniors who will be attending law school this fall. The award is a merit-based scholarship granted annually to four members ...

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MyMercer and CampusVue replace outmoded systems

The new administration system called CampusVue, which replaced SIS (Mercer’s former Student Information System), went live the week of March 7. MyMercer is the new student self-service website that has replaced BearPort. The new system supports the functions of the offices of the administration, ...

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Planned cutbacks to trim HOPE scholarships by 10 percent

ATLANTA –  A recently proposed overhaul of the HOPE scholarship could mean that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return to campus this fall – and possibly up to $1,200 more in the coming years depending on future lottery revenues. The Georgia House ...

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SGA announces university-wide recycling initiative

SGA president Trenton White announced on Wednesday a new campus-wide recycling initiative that will be in full swing by fall 2011 and could come into effect as early as May. Under the new plan, recycling bins for aluminum, paper and plastic products will be positioned across campus within easy reach ...

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Dean unveils new general education requirements

Dean Lake Lambert announced on Monday a sweeping round of changes to Mercer's general education curriculum for fall 2012, including replacing First Year Seminar and Senior Capstone classes with new interdisciplinary classes, lowering core requirements and adding new writing courses. The new curriculum ...

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BREAKING: Trolley service pushed back to 10 p.m. Friday

Mercer's trolley service will not begin running until 10 p.m. tonight because of a scheduling conflict caused by the recent fire that destroyed the "Miss Molly" trolley last week. Dean of students Doug Pearson said in an email Friday afternoon that he plans to meet next week with NewTown Macon – ...

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Miss Molly trolley destroyed by fire

One of Mercer's two student trolleys inexplicably burst into flames early Friday morning just moments after dropping off its last load of passengers at Greek Village. The driver of the iconic "Miss Molly" trolley was traveling north on Stadium Drive near the University Center around 3:30 a.m. when ...

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