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Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Students set to graduate from Mercer with bachelor’s, graduate or law degrees this May will have traditional commencement ceremonies in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the university. The commencement for Mercer School of Medicine graduates will take place virtually in May. “We ...

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Initiative for gender-inclusive housing takes off

An informational event advocating for Mercer University to adopt gender-inclusive residence halls was held on the evening of March 12 in the Connell Student Center. The “GIH Pajama Party,” hosted by Mercer’s official URGE, or Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, chapter was an event for ...

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SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

On Feb. 18, Macon-Bibb County made decisions about SPLOST funding for 2020.  Special-purpose local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, is an optional sales tax in Georgia used to fund the construction of public facilities such as parks, roads and schools. Macon-Bibb County approved its 1% tax increase SPLOST ...

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Mercer student stuck in South Korea amidst global pandemic

Two days before Mercer student Elizabeth Daniels was set to depart from South Korea, she received an email urging students to reach out to the administration if they had traveled to a country “listed as a CDC Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice for COVID-19.” After Daniels came forward, Dean of ...

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New student organization advocates for accessibility on campus

ABLE Mercer had their first official meeting on Feb. 12 where they discussed future plans, goals and wishes for the club.  Co-Presidents Ashley Pettway, a junior psychology major, and Sarah Carter, a sophomore pre-nursing student, led the informational meeting. One of the primary goals for the club ...

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Faculty-led spring break trips prepare to depart

Seven Mercer faculty-led study abroad trips are preparing to depart for 2020 spring break.  “This is definitely the most programs and largest group of students we’ve ever had going over spring break for faculty-led programs,” said Study Abroad Coordinator Rebekah Anaya in an email to The Cluster. This ...

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Mercer students go viral at the New Hampshire primaries

At a New Hampshire town hall, Mercer student Madison Moore asked presidential candidate Joe Biden about his performance in the Iowa caucus. “You're arguably the candidate with the greatest advantage in this race. You've been the vice president; you weren't burdened down by the impeachment trials. ...

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MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

Mercer students plan to give back to their community through numerous service projects held during MerServe’s “Spring Break for Service” event March 1-4.  The event took months of planning by the MerServe team, which includes students Regina Liu and Anzley Jameson, who are special service coordinators. ...


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