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The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how
April 28, 2020
The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.

Mercer launches The Den, a student-centric website promoting community and connection

Mercer launches The Den, a student-centric website promoting community and connection
April 18, 2020
A digital platform launched by Mercer University during the COVID-19 pandemic is bridging the divide between the Mercer community and the administration.

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies
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.

Initiative for gender-inclusive housing takes off

Initiative for gender-inclusive housing takes off
April 13, 2020
Gender-inclusive housing allows students to live with anyone they choose regardless of the gender they identify with.

New Mercer Village restaurant donates pizzas to first responders and hospital workers

Dahlia Sanchez, Lisa Williams, and Andrew Gates hold a pizza box that reads “We appreciate what you are doing for our community!”
April 13, 2020
JAG’s is offering curbside pickup and to-go orders to limit person-to-person contact. The dining room remains closed until further notice.

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
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

Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey
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

LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately made targets of bullying and violence.
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.

SPLOST funds for Macon-Bibb County distributed

The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center benefits from SPLOST funds.
March 24, 2020
Over $16 million of Macon-Bibb SPLOST funds from 2016-2018 will be divided among several projects scheduled in 2020.

Breaking: Classes suspended until March 23, moving online until April 3

Breaking: Classes suspended until March 23, moving online until April 3
March 15, 2020
Classes have been canceled until March 23 to give professors time to transition online, according to an email from President Bill Underwood. After that, all courses will be delivered online until April 3. 

Mercer student stuck in South Korea amidst global pandemic

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.  Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Daniels
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
March 13, 2020
In an email from President Bill Underwood, it was announced that students have a choice between in-person and online instruction.
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