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Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19

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Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2020

Mercer Bears will return to campus in the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal. In an email to students June 11, Mercer University Provost D. Scott Davis announced changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  While the fall s...

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

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

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi

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.

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.

Tips for online classes during the COVID-19 response

Mercer University President Bill Underwood announced on March 15 that classes have been suspended until March 23 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 24, 2020

The university will move to online learning until at least April 3, and potentially through the rest of the spring term.

How to manage coronavirus anxiety

What’s most important right now is well-being—but not just physically.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 24, 2020

The novel strain of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has prompted unprecedented responses that could be jarring to anyone. We don’t know what’s going to happen next, and the whole world seems more and more fearful by the day.

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

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

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

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

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.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate 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. 

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