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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021



Mercer University announces 232 cases of COVID-19 since December 30

Mercer University began its weekly publication of COVID-19 testing results for the spring semester Friday. The university announced that between Dec. 30 and Jan. 14, a total of 4,251 students, faculty and staff were tested for the novel coronavirus across Mercer’s campuses. Of those, 232 people tested ...


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 ...


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 ...


School of Medicine researchers receive $5 million in grants

Even through a pandemic, medical researchers at Mercer University’s School of Medicine are conducting research on numerous topics. Many researchers have received grants over the fall semester to help further their research. Researchers in the School of Medicine are tackling issues such as health ...


Wait.. That's on the Ballot?

In this column, we’ve only really discussed the 2020 presidential race. But that is only one of the many races that will appear on your ballot for the general election Nov. 3. Whether you are planning to vote in person or have been staring at your absentee ballot in confusion, let's discuss what ...


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 ...


Five freshman senators elected to Student Government Association

Mercer’s freshman class of 2024 elected their class senators to the Student Government Association this past month: Yash Jani, Dominic Ezekie, Benjamin Smith, Atia Bailey and Jalen Dedeaux. Jani received the most votes at 254 votes, landing him the position of Freshman Class President. The Cluster ...


ANALYSIS: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. Now what? 

The Supreme Court is confusing — especially now.  Since Ruth Bader Ginsburg, popularly known as R.B.G., died Sept. 18, there has been a lot of talk in the news about what will happen next. What is the precedent for replacing her, and what exactly happened in 2016 when a similar situation arose? ...


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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