Friday, December 15, 2006

Keeping college students in Macon will help city's economy, Mercer students say

[15 December 2006 - Macon Telegraph] Keeping college students in Macon and attracting creative minds to the city will help it flourish economically, a group of Mercer University students said Thursday. "What a place has to do is realize ... that a university is the strongest driver in a creative economy," senior Alex Morrison told the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's board of directors. Connecting area colleges and developing a partnership with the city will foster economic development, he said. The idea comes from the students' own research for their senior capstone course, taught by Associate Vice President Peter Brown. The course, required for graduation from Mercer's College of Liberal Arts, is intended to help students focus on social and ethical issues. More

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