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Campus worship organizations adjust to pandemic reality 

Mercer's Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter meets in Newton Chapel Thursdays at 8 p.m.
November 10, 2020
At a time when large gatherings must be held carefully, religious groups have had to change the way they hold worship. 

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

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.
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.

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases
October 17, 2020
Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Mercer enrolls 951 new undergrad students amid pandemic

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.
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’
October 2, 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
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.

Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.
September 29, 2020
When the Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Aug. 13, including the Homecoming game, Mercer had to choose a new date and an out-of-conference opponent, according to Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for the Office of Alumni Services and executive director of the Alumni Association.

NEWS RUNDOWN: Mercer expands med school, Tarver installs commuter lounge and students phone bank for Biden

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
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.

Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 

The Great Books program is one of the two general education tracks for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases
September 18, 2020
Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response
September 15, 2020
A Mercer University senior filed a class-action lawsuit against the school on behalf of all students who paid tuition for “in-person, hands-on educational services and experiences” in the spring 2020 semester.

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases
September 11, 2020
Seventeen students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19 across all campuses, according to Mercer’s weekly testing summary released Friday. The Macon campus makes up 15 of those cases, with 14 students and one faculty member testing positive.
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