According to the AP, “an increasing number of high school students failed to meet any of the subject-area benchmarks set by the ACT — showing a decline in preparedness for college-level coursework."
Mercer to no longer require masks indoorsBy Mary Helene Hall | February 23
What you should know about the omicron variantBy Dean Yusuf | January 10
Mercer to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster clinicsBy Mary Helene Hall | January 6
"We encourage all students and employees to get a booster, and we want to make it very convenient for everyone to get a booster on campus," Reffitt said.
Still haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what you should knowBy Alina Noorani | December 18
As of now, Mercer University does not require the vaccination to be on campus.
Mercer releases COVID-19 policies for spring 2022 semesterBy Micah Johnston | December 13
Nearly 98% of faculty and staff have been vaccinated, and 87% of students have been vaccinated.
Kemp among state leaders to sue Biden over vaccine mandateBy Max Kilham | November 29
Kemp's lawsuit foreshadows further resistance to the mandate.
Mercer professors participate in disputation on COVID-19 vaccine mandatesBy Dean Yusuf | November 3
Professors from the political science, sociology, global health and religion departments discussed vaccine mandates from the perspective of their respective fields.
As the COVID-19 vaccine nears approval for children, decision looms for Bibb County parentsBy Dean Yusuf | October 20
The Bibb County School District believes that the research implemented in making decisions on vaccinations have the best interests of the population in mind.
Free flu shots to be administered on Mercer's Macon CampusBy Mychael Hall | October 12
There is no need to schedule an appointment with Mercer Medicine, and those who plan to get flu shots should come prepared with their insurance card and Bear Card.
All Mercer employees required to be vaccinated due to Biden mandateBy Mary Helene Hall | September 30
The requirement extends to faculty, staff and student employees.
Vaccine town hall, clinic to be held by Mercer Faith in the Vaccine AmbassadorsBy Alina Noorani | September 10
“It is a group that has the idea that people of all different faith traditions and no faith traditions can work together on projects for the common good,” Mercer Professor Darlene Flaming said.
Mercer’s COVID-19 mask policy allows varying rules across departmentsBy Samantha Homcy | September 9
Each academic department is allowed to determine whether they will require masks in classrooms, regardless of vaccination status.
COVID-19 cases jump as students return to Macon campus, classes beginBy Mary Helene Hall | September 3
Over 70 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Mercer University’s Macon campus this week according to the weekly testing summary. The number has nearly doubled each week since students began moving back on campus.The week freshmen moved in for Bear Beginnings, August 13-19, the Macon campus reported ...
Panhellenic recruitment to begin virtually after positive COVID-19 casesBy Mary Helene Hall | September 2
Mercer Panhellenic will begin the first round of fall formal recruitment virtually via Zoom Friday.Each round was scheduled to be in-person originally, but three members of Panhellenic sororities reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 Monday and Tuesday, according to the Office of Campus Life in a ...
Free COVID-19 vaccines to be offered at Bear Fair, Mercer Law School, Penfield HallBy Samantha Homcy | August 22
Mercer is encouraging students, faculty and community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by offering free and convenient opportunities to get the shot. In an email sent to the Mercer community Aug. 12, President Bill Underwood said that Mercer’s goal is to have 80% of students either fully ...
Kemp says no to state shut-down, encourages vaccinesBy Henry Keating | August 19
Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, is taking some action to protect the state against COVID-19, but he is still refusing to shut down the state. Kemp says his stance against closing the state is due to the fact he does not want to stop Georgians from being able to provide for their families. However, ...