Friday afternoon, Mercer University’s email system went down, sending students and faculty into confusion.
Mercer University has yet to release a statement. Mercer’s Information and Technology (IT) service declined to comment on the source of the problem.
A representative from IT did report that the email system was down for students, faculty and staff. Additionally, an alert on Canvas from the university says that the “Turnitin” feature is currently unavailable.
Mercer University's email system is run through Microsoft's Outlook service and Microsoft's Office suite of products. The "Turnitin" feature — as its name implies — allows students to turn in work digitally. "Turnitin" also gives professors the option to automatically check work for plagiarism.
[This story will be updated as more details arise]
Henry Keating '24 is a Journalism and History student at Mercer. He has worked at The Cluster as SGA correspondent, State and Local News Editor, Managing Editor and now as the Editor-in-Chief. Henry has held internships at the Macon Newsroom, Macon Telegraph, and Greenville Post and Courier. He enjoys backpacking, rom-coms, pottery and photography.