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Mercer announces Center for Collaborative Journalism

*Updated January 26, 2012 At the close of fall semester, Mercer President William Underwood announced an effort sponsored by the Knight Foundation to bring together professional journalists and students in a joint newsroom in College Hill Corridor. A $4.6 million grant from the John S. and James L. ...

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Invisible Children visits Mercer to spread awareness

On Nov. 17 Mercer’s Office of Housing and Residence Life sponsored a visit from Invisible Children, an organization aiming to end the practice of enslaving children to be soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa. Two representatives from Invisible Children came to share about the cause. ...

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ServiceFirst offers new opportunities

Mercer’s ServiceFirst program, now in its third year, provides opportunities for Mercer graduates to expand their borders and use their undergraduate education to assist in service projects around the world. ServiceFirst was established in 2009 and sent 17 students to such diverse locations as Beijing, ...

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosts blood drive

Mercer University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross Nov. 16-17 in Penfield Hall. Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosts four blood drives throughout each year, two each semester, as the fraternity’s biggest philanthropy event. For this specific blood drive, the ...

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Faculty gets a stress break

The faculty and staff here at Mercer have the opportunity to participate in “Healthy U,” an exercise and wellness program that was developed a couple of years ago. The faculty is encouraged to participate in activities in order to earn points, which they can turn into days off of work or dollars ...

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Award-winning historian lectures

The Center for the Teaching of America’s Western Foundations sponsored a lecture by  the award-winning historian and author Dr. Gordon S. Wood. The theme of the lecture was rebuilding democracy and is part of Mercer Lyceum which is the universities initiative on this theme. Dr. Wood is Alva O. ...

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LEAP tops 5,000 volunteer hours

On November 19, the student organization called Local Engagement Against Poverty, better known as LEAP, jumped past 5,000 hours of service by the student body since its inception. When asked why he attends LEAP service days, sophomore Peer Advisor Kevin Jiles said “[LEAP] has been a great tool for ...

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Mercer's business school ranked among top in nation

If you have not heard of it, The Princeton Review is a standardized test preparation company known for its college rankings. They primarily help students prepare tests such as the the SAT and other aptitude tests such as  Advanced Placement exams. They also give advice about college admissions  and ...

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Annual Orange Pancake Breakfast supports charity

On the frosty morning of Nov. 12th, hundreds of current students, alumni, faculty, staff and Macon residents gathered for the 2011 version of the Homecoming 5K Road Run. Participants in the run were welcome to attend the Orange Pancake Breakfast that immediately follows the 5K run every year. All ...

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Mercer offers benefits for same-sex couples

On Oct. 28 Mercer’s President, William Underwood, approved a policy that will extend employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners. This comes days after Shorter University introduced a Personal Lifestyle Statement asking faculty and staff for the rejection of homosexuality, pre-marital sex and ...

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Many gather at annual Veteran's Day ceremony

Mercer students, faculty, alumni and community members gathered in Penfield Hall to celebrate Veteran’s Day last Friday. This year, the annual ceremony put on by Mercer Veteran’s Association was incorporated into Homecoming week, a decision MVA president Gene Mitchell was very pleased with. Due ...

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Ground broken on future home of MU football

On Friday Nov. 10 as a part of the homecoming 2011 experience, Mercer University hosted a groundbreaking for the new stadium being built on behalf of Mercer Football and LaCrosse. The ceremony brought numerous dignitaries together under one white plastic roof to celebrate this milestone in Mercer history. A ...

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Chalice returns to country of Georgia

After several decades of being away from its home, the lost chalice of the Baptists of the country of Georgia was returned. Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili was on hand to perform a special celebration of the Eucharist with the Mercer population.  Several Mercer dignitaries were in attendance. Mercer ...

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Students enjoy traditional Homecoming events

Homecoming at Mercer University is one of the most exciting times of the year. Students stay on campus, push their homework aside and fully get into the spirit of cheering on the basketball teams to victory. During this time of year, spirit and pride reaches a visible high. Homecoming 2011, welcomed ...

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Mercer Loves the 90s: Homecoming 2011 update

For the past week, homecoming fervor has taken over the student body at Mercer University. The theme this year was Mercer Loves the 90's, and students came together after a fierce week of competition to support the Bears in their victory of 66-57 over Emory at the homecoming game Nov. 12. The Alpha ...

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Graduate School Fair gives students options

Mercer’s department of Career Services held another graduate school fair for Mercer students both young and old on Friday, Oct. 21 in the University Center Atrium. Over 80 institutions were in attendance for all Mercerians to receive information on what comes after their four years at Mercer. This ...


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