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NEWS RUNDOWN: Mercer expands med school, Tarver installs commuter lounge and students phone bank for Biden

Mercer University holds a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned medical school campus in Uptown Columbus on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Photo provided by Mercer University Marketing Communications

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2020

Mercer University and its students have been busy since the fall semester began. Here’s a rundown of some of the top news stories from campus and beyond.

BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 25, 2020

Fourteen people on Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

BREAKING: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The Mercer University administration announced Friday that 103 students across Mercer’s four campuses tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

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.

A day in Atlanta for art lovers

A portion of the Atlanta skyline viewed from the High Museum of Art. Visiting the High is a popular activity in downtown Atlanta.

Nadia Pressley

September 28, 2018

When you think of Atlanta, the Braves and the Falcons, Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium come to mind. The true gem of this state capital, however, is its growing and ever-changing art scene. The bustling town is located just over an hour north of Macon, perfect for a day trip with friends. Deem...

Free summer housing avaliable for those with internships

The Student Government Association, in partnership with Career Services, created a flier to send to students to advertise summer internship opportunites in Macon.

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

The free housing available for internships consists of 12 beds on the Atlanta campus and 12 beds on the Macon campus.

Mercer’s Common Ground attends the Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love

Atlanta Pride is the largest pride festival in the Southeast.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Mercer’s LGBT-Straight alliance student organization Common Ground attended the 46th annual Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love with others in attendance. Cultural exhibits, comedy showcases, dance parties and other events were held throughout the city. The festival was Saturday, Oct....

2015 Masters Champion: Jordan Spieth

2015 Masters Champion: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Lee Kirkland, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Although he was not yet able to legally drink alcohol last year, Jordan Spieth still tied for second place in The Masters. Spieth was not going to let this one get away from like last year, when Bubba Watson closed strong and was able to don his second Green Jacket. Spieth, now 21, finished this year’s...

A New Foreign Policy

A New Foreign Policy

April 15, 2015

Cultural relativism is the view that no culture is superior to any other culture when comparing systems of morality, law, politics, etc. It's the philosophical notion that all cultural beliefs are equally valid and that truth itself is relative, depending on the cultural environment.[1] During the 2...

The Life of an Atlanta Braves Fan

The Life of an Atlanta Braves Fan

April 15, 2015

“Stairway to Heaven” and “Highway to Hell” – two iconic songs with two diverse destinations. The former, celestial steps that lead to a fulfilled promise. The latter, a gravel terrain that we unequivocally bypass if we can. In your life, you have free will to choose which path you take. Some...

Podcasts: not just your recorded lectures

April 1, 2015

Stuck in Atlanta traffic? Soothe your road rage with the wonderful world of podcasts. No, I am not referring to the recorded lectures by your last monotone professor (we do not want you sleeping behind the wheel). Podcasts are recorded spoken entertainment and are streamed from channels, usually via...

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