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The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions

The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions
August 22, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has made many traditional college operations come to a screeching halt, resulting in many institutions allowing prospective students to apply to schools with or without standardized test scores, but the question still remains: should schools still consider test scores during the pandemic or waive them altogether? One must consider the pros and cons of the entire situation and why this choice should be entirely up to the student.

Slower enrollment growth halts plans to build additional upperclassmen housing

Mercer Residence Life employees discuss housing at the Residence Hall Association town hall on Oct. 16. At the meeting, students were confused over the status of the plans for the upperclassmen residence hall.
November 7, 2019
Plans for a 300-student residence hall geared towards upperclassmen were drawn up last year, but lower freshmen enrollment and other variables indicated that there was likely not enough demand to justify building the facility for the fall 2021 semester, administrators said.

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds
March 30, 2011

[box border="full"]Mercer’s admissions office has been giving out scholarships to members of the school’s wrestling club for the past four years from a discretionary pool of funds traditionally set...

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