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Mercer's Center for Career Services and Professional Development is located on the third floor of the Connell Student Center. Archived photo from The Cluster staff.

How the Center for Career and Professional Development helps students find jobs in a pandemic

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent March 6, 2021
COVID-19 has not stopped Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) from serving students daily through virtual coaching and counseling.
Members of the Mercer community are directed to call Mercer Medicine at (478) 301-4111 or the Student Health Center 24/7 hotline at (478) 301-7425 if they begin displaying symptoms.

Mercer approved for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor February 28, 2021
Mercer Medicine will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Macon, likely in the next few weeks.
Mercer Professor of English Andrew Silver speaks to prospective Mercer students in Hawkins Arena Jan. 22.

Presidential Scholars Weekend endures with new COVID-19 regulations

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many popular events at Mercer, the university has still managed to take control of the situation by adapting to safety protocols. One event Mercer was able to continue holding was its annual Presidential Scholars Weekend Jan. 22-23.
Signage in the Connell Student Center informs patrons about university safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The financial cost of COVID-19: How Mercer is navigating a financially uncertain world

Lars Lonnroth and Kaitlyn Fowler November 9, 2020
Mercer University, like many institutions of higher learning, was poised for a financial hit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Mercer largely evaded an economic crisis. Here's how the administration pulled it off.
Lisa Fortin, a study abroad ambassador for Mercer’s study abroad office, poses for a picture under the “Study Abroad” sign in Ryals Hall in February.

Study abroad office grapples with changing restrictions, pandemic

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor November 8, 2020
As the pandemic sent schools into virtual learning and Mercer’s partner universities overseas sent their international students home, Mercer’s study abroad office had a logistical challenge on their plates.
Mercer University canceled its spring break, which was set to take place midway through the spring 2021 semester, to discourage travel to and from campus during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mercer cancels spring break, plans ahead for new semester amid pandemic

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief November 7, 2020
Mercer University canceled its spring break, which was set to take place midway through the spring 2021 semester. The Macon undergraduate campus will observe four midweek breaks throughout the semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending...

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