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Breaking: Courses will remain online for duration of spring semester, first Mercer student tests positive for COVID-19

Breaking: Courses will remain online for duration of spring semester, first Mercer student tests positive for COVID-19

Mary Helene Hall and Emily Rose Thorne

March 28, 2020

Mercer University has made the decision to continue offering all courses online only, according to President Bill Underwood. Following Underwood’s announcement, Mercer announced that a graduate student on the Macon campus tested positive on Friday for COVID-19.

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Savannah Lackey, rising junior, won Mercer’s Student Government Association’s presidential election by 16 votes on Friday, narrowly defeating challenger Genesis Cooper and clinching victory in the second round of the SGA presidential elections.

Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing

Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 25, 2020

A Pew Research Center study found that 30% of bisexuals were subjected to slurs or jokes, while 31% were rejected by a friend or family member due to their sexuality.

Mercer student stuck in South Korea amidst global pandemic

Mercer student stuck in South Korea amidst global pandemic

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Daniels said that the administration would not allow her back into her Loft until the 14-day quarantine was over. So, she missed her initial flight back to the United States on March 8, and since then, has been staying with friends in South Korea until she’s allowed back on campus.

Breaking: Mercer announces COVID-19 response, majority of students plan to move online

Breaking: Mercer announces COVID-19 response, majority of students plan to move online

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

In an email from President Bill Underwood, it was announced that students have a choice between in-person and online instruction.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Pearson said he’ll be hosting a public question-and-answer session in the Connell Student Center lobby on March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

MerServe plans “Spring Break for Service”

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2020

“Spring Break for Service'' has been a MerServe tradition for several years. This year, the four-day event is centered around hunger and homelessness in Macon’s community. 

Academic conference to mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Academic conference to mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

To honor the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, the Georgia Philosophy Society is holding two back-to-back academic conferences at Mercer Feb. 21 and 22. 

‘Drive and passion’: University Honors Programs restructured to allow more student inclusivity

‘Drive and passion’: University Honors Programs restructured to allow more student inclusivity

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 12, 2020

The Honors Program will be reinvented to fit incoming transfer students, and students who were not able to come to Mercer when Honors applications for freshman year were open. 

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

The gaming marathon will include activities like board games, poker, video games and roleplaying games, provided by participating organizations. 

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 1, 2020

The Office of Auxiliary Services anticipates that 2,500 users will sign up for a mobile ID card once the Android option is available.

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Sands attended Mercer for both his undergraduate and legal degrees,, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and from Mercer Law School in 1974. During his undergraduate experience, Sands studied political science and music.

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