While Nikki Haley was counting on winning “her sweet state of South Carolina,” where she ended up holding about 40% of the primary vote, many voters at precincts across Columbia were far from optimistic about her chances going into Super Tuesday on March 5.
As the temperature begins to drop and leaves become vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow, the city of Macon turns into a wonderland of Fall delights. There is a plethora of events lined up for this Fall season for anyone to enjoy. Grab a sweater and your pumpkin spice latte and prepare to explore the best Macon has to offer this season!
This fall marks Washington Memorial Library’s 100th anniversary. The library will kick off the celebration on Nov. 9 with an opening birthday party, followed by a year of monthly challenges ending in October 2024.
Behind the tap handles and frothy mugs, Ol’ Toby Easy Ale made its debut on Sept. 9 at Five Star Stadium. The beverage is now recognized as Mercer Athletics' official beer, carefully crafted with the expertise of Mercer alumna, Kaitlynn Kressin ‘15.
On Sept. 29, in order to fulfill the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Mercer University released to students a copy of the 2023 Campus Crime report, which covers statistics from the 2022 calendar year. The University also released information to help students access the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) sex offender registry.
Biology department announces substantial changes in curriculum, including new courses and programming softwareBy Aditya Vayalapalli | October 5
Mercer’s biology department recently unveiled a new curriculum for the undergraduate biology major. The transition includes modifications of many introductory and intermediate level biology classes, the addition of new courses, the implementation of a programming component for several labs and changes in the course load for biology and biochemistry majors.
A gnat infestation at the University Center is causing widespread complaints among students. The bug problem has persisted for over a week, causing several students to avoid the University Center altogether.
“Photo enforced” notice on campus stop signs meant to improve safety for auxiliary services staff, Chief Collins saysBy Henry Keating | October 2
Late last school year, Auxiliary Services added neon green signs to the three-way stop at the top of the hill between the Auxiliary Services building, the Medical School parking lot and the parking lot behind the first-year dorms. Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins said there was real danger and they knew a change had to happen.
The new Crisis Stabilization Diagnostic Center for middle Georgia broke ground on Sept. 20 in downtown Macon. The center will be the first of its kind in Georgia to handle behavioral health crises exclusively for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Ransomware group Akira claimed responsibility for an cyberattack against Mercer. The attack resulted in sensitive personal information such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers belonging to Mercer community members being compromised.
The Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) held its semi-annual flea market recently, running for three days from March 31 to April 2. The market has been a staple of Macon's yearly calendar of events since it started more than 40 years ago.
After uncovering new research on the history of slavery in Macon-Bibb County, Mercer University’s history department is still attempting to fully understand slavery’s role in the origins of the university.
The drop off bin for donations is location in the CSC lobby. Photo taken by Rachel-Kate Bowdler.