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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021



Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted change in practically every area of student life this fall, and Greek-letter organizations are no exception. Following guidance from the National Panhellenic Conference released Aug. 17, Mercer’s Panhellenic chapters—Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta ...


BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.Of the 17 cases, 14 are students on the Macon campus, one is a student on the Atlanta campus, one is a student on the Savannah ...


BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus

This story was updated at 11:03 p.m. Aug. 28 to include information obtained from a Bibb County police report. A Mercer University student was shot while driving back to the Macon campus with two passengers Thursday night. The three students, all 18, were returning to campus around 9:45 p.m. when ...


ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season! Elections come every few years. And 2020 is a big year for local, state and federal constituencies. Many elections, ...


Mercer opens COVID-19 testing lab on campus

Back-to-school preparation usually involves buying textbooks, decorating a new dorm room and reuniting with friends. For Mercer University undergraduates returning to campus this fall, though, a new task was added to their list: getting tested for COVID-19. Undergraduates were required to undergo a ...


Bear Fair goes virtual

Bear Fair will be getting a makeover this year due to COVID-19. The event, traditionally hosted in person, introduces new students to Mercer’s student groups including volunteer clubs, Greek-letter organizations, intramurals, religious organizations, honor societies and more. An event to which the ...


BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clash over whether local mask mandates can stand, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County. “I truly believe we should do everything within ...


Principal deals with both sides of distance learning

Teri Reed was only supposed to be on the computer for 15 minutes that Friday. As a principal at Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, she was hosting a video conference on Google Meets with her staff. Her granddaughter sat beside her. “Get out! I need help,” the girl said. She was supposed ...

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