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Five freshman senators elected to Student Government Association

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer October 9, 2020
Mercer’s freshman class of 2024 elected their class senators to the Student Government Association this past month.
ANALYSIS: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. Now what? 

ANALYSIS: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. Now what? 

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer October 8, 2020
Since Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18, there has been a lot of talk in the news about what will happen next. What is the precedent for replacing her, and what exactly happened in 2016 when a similar situation arose?
Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

Mercer enrolls 951 new undergrad students amid pandemic

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.
Cyanotype print by Craig Coleman

Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired women for decades. For these Mercer students, she represented the progress of a generation

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 6, 2020
Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and championed gender equality throughout her legal career. For these Mercer women, she's an inspiration.
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.
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Georgia’s voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5. Here’s what you need to know

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 2, 2020
Take note: Monday is the last day you can register to vote in the general election Nov. 3 if you’re a Georgia resident.
Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

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

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.
ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
Presidential debates have become a mainstay in the election process, and this cycle is no different. Debates can also be confusing, and while I will obviously be watching, I wanted to ask some of Mercer’s own experts what they think about presidential debates and whether or not they believe debates will have any impact on you as a voter. 
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

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

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

Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 

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.
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