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Mercer to commission permanent sculpture honoring school history of integration

The statement was written and overwhelmingly supported by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

June 19, 2020

Underwood “believes it’s fitting to tell that story through permanent sculpture in a prominent location on campus to provide inspiration and a reminder that we still have much work to do in order to achieve racial justice. Now is the time to get this done.”

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

Archived photo from October 26, 2019

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...

Principal deals with both sides of distance learning

Teri Reed sits at her desk in Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, March 12, 2019. She opened her school’s computer lab for her students during the teacher sick-outs that took place that year.

Phoebe Monsour, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Schools all over the country, including Teri Reed’s, have moved to digital teaching methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jefferson County Public Schools started distance learning on April 7, and students and teachers have had to adapt to the situation.

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.

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

The statement was written and overwhelmingly supported by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University.

Christian Watson, Staff Writer

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

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

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

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

April 14, 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!”

Conner Hendricks, Staff Writer

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

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.

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

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer

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.

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