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Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2020

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Mercer enrolls 951 new undergrad students amid pandemic

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2020

Mercer University enrolled 951 new residential undergraduate students this year, even amid a pandemic that threatened college admissions nationwide.

Mercer to administer free flu shots to prevent ‘twindemic’

Mercer to administer free flu shots to prevent ‘twindemic’

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2020

The vaccine will be available Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 in the Connell Student Center Lobby from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shots will also be administered Oct. 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Heritage Hall of the University Center from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2020

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of the novel coronavirus between its Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary published Friday. That’s the lowest number of positive cases reported in a weekly update this fall.

Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2020

When the Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Aug. 13, including the Homecoming game, Mercer had to choose a new date and an out-of-conference opponent, according to Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for the Office of Alumni Services and executive director of the Alumni Association.

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.

Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 

The Great Books program is one of the two general education tracks for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2020

The new director of the Great Books program, Charlotte Thomas,  is working on a three-year plan to incorporate more works written by female authors and authors of color into the Great Books curriculum.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Lars Lonnroth and Emily Rose Thorne

September 18, 2020

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 15, 2020

A Mercer University senior filed a class-action lawsuit against the school on behalf of all students who paid tuition for “in-person, hands-on educational services and experiences” in the spring 2020 semester.

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

Seventeen students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19 across all campuses, according to Mercer’s weekly testing summary released Friday. The Macon campus makes up 15 of those cases, with 14 students and one faculty member testing positive.

Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

The National Panhellenic Council made the decision to move all organization “bid days” to a virtual format Sept. 9.

Bear Fair 2.0: Virtual to in-person

Large groups of students attended the student organization meet and greet, also referred to as Bear Fair 2.0, on Aug. 28. This event was held after a fully virtual Bear Fair on Aug. 17 had many technical difficulties

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

According to Director of Campus Life and Student Involvement Carrie Ingoldsby, Campus Life surveyed students and student organization representatives about their experiences at the  virtual Bear Fair. About 130 individuals responded. Of those respondents, about 75% said they experienced some technical difficulties. The Caribbean Student Association was among the roughly 70 student organizations in attendance at Bear Fair 2.0. Member Tamara Barnard manned the organization’s booth for both the virtual and in-person Bear Fair.

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