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CAPS addresses new mental health needs due to COVID-19

About a fifth of students visiting Mercer’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services have sought counseling specifically because of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their life, data kept by CAPS shows, underscoring the additional mental health challenges COVID-19 has caused at colleges ...

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Lin Wood’s Mercer legacy

In January 2020, Mercer Law School graduate L. Lin Wood spoke to a group of law students as a “Legal Legend.” One year later, he was banned from Twitter after spreading several baseless conspiracy theories and inciting violence. Wood, who received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Mercer, ...

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BREAKING: Mercer freshman passes away in campus dorm

A Mercer University freshman passed away in her dorm room Jan. 7, according to an email from President Bill Underwood sent to students just after 5:00 p.m. “Earlier this afternoon Anna Espy, a promising and cherished Mercer freshman from Rome, Georgia, passed away in her dorm room after suffering ...

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Campus worship organizations adjust to pandemic reality 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected numerous aspects of Mercer’s campus life. Campus religious organizations have had to adjust as well.   At a time when large gatherings must be held carefully, religious groups have had to change the way they hold worship.  One of these groups includes Mercer’s ...

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Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday. Of those 10 cases, eight are among students. Five are students on the Macon campus, two are students on the Atlanta campus and one is a student on the Savannah campus. The other two ...

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Mercer enrolls 951 new undergrad students amid pandemic

Mercer University enrolled 951 new residential undergraduate students this year, according to a Mercer press release. Inside of that, administrators also reported continued growth in Mercer’s health sciences programming. “We have a really strong enrollment within our health sciences area,” Assistant ...

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BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of the novel coronavirus between its Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary published Friday. That’s the lowest number of positive cases reported in a weekly update this fall. Between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1, six students on the Macon campus ...

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Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Homecoming usually entails a themed student spirit week, elections to Homecoming Court, a highly-anticipated football game and the chance for hundreds of Mercer University alumni to return to campus to gather with former classmates and celebrate their alma mater. This year, however, the threat of COVID-19 ...

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Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 

The new director of the Great Books program, Charlotte Thomas,  is working on a three-year plan to incorporate more works written by female authors and authors of color into the Great Books curriculum. The Great Books program is one of the two general education tracks for students in the College ...

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BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday. Of the 36 total positive cases, 33 are among students on the Macon campus. One case is a faculty or staff member on the Macon campus, and two cases are among students ...

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BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Seventeen students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19 across all campuses, according to Mercer’s weekly testing summary released Friday. The Macon campus makes up 15 of those cases, with 14 students and one faculty member testing positive. This is the first report that has come after Mercer ...

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Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

The National Panhellenic Council made the decision to move all organization “bid days” to a virtual format Sept. 9. The judgment affects all four Panhellenic sororities on Mercer’s campus—Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega and Phi Mu—which are set to celebrate bid day on Friday. Each ...

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Bear Fair 2.0: Virtual to in-person

A student organization meet and greet, also referred to as Bear Fair 2.0, organized by Mercer Campus Life occurred in the wake of a fully virtual Bear Fair that occurred Aug. 17. Clubs and student organizations from the Mercer community advertised their groups at Bear Fair 2.0 on Aug. 28 in an effort ...


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