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Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor August 29, 2020
Mercer’s Panhellenic chapters—Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Mu—will hold each of their three rounds of recruitment via Zoom.
BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor August 28, 2020
There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.
Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason.

BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief August 28, 2020
A Mercer University student was shot while driving back to the Macon campus with two passengers Thursday night.
UPDATE: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

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

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor August 27, 2020
The Mercer University administration announced Aug. 21 that 118 people — 103 students and 15 faculty and staff — tested positive for COVID-19 across Mercer’s four campuses, coming on the heels of mass testing for Macon residential undergraduate students. 
Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer August 23, 2020
Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!
Mercer University opened a COVID-19 testing laboratory on its Macon campus. Photo provided by Mercer University Marketing Communications

Mercer opens COVID-19 testing lab on campus

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief August 22, 2020
The lab, operated by Mercer’s School of Medicine and affiliated primary care practice Mercer Medicine, staffs three technicians and can conduct about 740 tests per day with results released within two business days.
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.
New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate

New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer August 21, 2020
For many clubs on Mercer’s campus, the coronavirus pandemic has presented all sorts of new and never-before-seen challenges, adding significant unknowns for clubs organizing events and activities that would be uncomplicated under regular circumstances. 
With fall semester approaching, SGA survey finds many students on the fence 

With fall semester approaching, SGA survey finds many students on the fence 

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor August 8, 2020
A survey conducted by the Student Government Association indicates that 70% of students think a hybrid reopening model — offering a blend or a choice of in-person and virtual instruction — is the best choice for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.
Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place for both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. 

Recent graduates faced with tough decisions surrounding commencement

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor August 6, 2020
Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place on both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. According to Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley, there will be about 1,500 total participants in the commencement ceremonies. There are 561 on the Macon campus, 826 in Atlanta and 88 from the law school. Typically, there are between 2,000 - 2,100 attendees out of around 2,600 graduates who are invited. 
BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor August 5, 2020
Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.
Photo via Degy Entertainment/degy.com

Bear Fair goes virtual

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor August 5, 2020
Campus Life will be using an emerging virtual event platform called Degy World to facilitate Bear Fair, an event that introduces new students to Mercer’s student groups.
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