“Your generation is more of a generation of the screen, so usually when you learn French as a language, as a culture, it’s through books, through literature, and so I thought it would be interesting to learn French language and culture through film,” Chauchois said.
“The goal was and continues to be to have a small and intimate space in which students and professors can engage in conversation about important economic, social and political topics,” business professor Antonio Saravia said.
“So occasionally, it’s like the kiln is rejecting my work, you know," Johnston said. "I put these poems in there and then they come out and a tablet will sometimes be just blank, which is okay. It’s kinda cool to not know what you’re gonna get, to always have that element of surprise."
Brookdale Resource Center has been one of the many sites that Mercer students frequently volunteer at, especially through MerServe.
The Founder’s Day program will take place in Willingham Auditorium at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday.
The film showing will be at the Douglass Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free for students with ID and $5 for faculty, staff or the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The hotel plans to open in February this year.
“When I learned that she was re-recording it, I felt proud of her because I know how hard it is for some artists to own their own music because of the way record companies and the music industry works.”