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Lucia Gutierrez wears a mask in the University Center.

Masks off, Mercer: Masks no longer required once fully vaccinated

Mary Helene Hall, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Mercer will no longer require students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated to wear masks on any of its campuses, according to an email from the university Monday. The updated guidance is a stark...

Two students high five on the shoulders of friends while listening to the Jesse McCartney act during Bearstock on April 17, 2021.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bearstock 2021 features Jesse McCartney

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor April 19, 2021
Mercer University's annual Bearstock took place April 17 on Cruz Plaza. The outdoor event, which was free and open to all Mercer students, featured headliner Jesse McCartney.
Tips for landing the perfect internship during a pandemic

Tips for landing the perfect internship during a pandemic

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

If you had an internship offer revoked last summer as COVID-19 swept the world, you’re not alone: a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey in May 2020 found that 22% of employers rescinded...

A COVID Vaccine Record Card

Mercer students vaccinated in COVID-19 health efforts

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer March 9, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the United States, some students and faculty at Mercer have been offered the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus. Throughout the Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses, medical teams have received vaccinations from their regional health districts in Columbus, Memorial Health in Savannah and Coliseum and Navicent Health in Macon.
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.
Finding inspiration after losing it

Finding inspiration after losing it

Lidya Dereje, Contributing Writer March 3, 2021
How can we find inspiration in a world that seems to exhibit no sort of stability? Here are six ways in which you can find inspiration after losing it.
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.
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’s COVID-19 case numbers remain low throughout first month of spring semester

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief February 5, 2021

Four weeks into the spring semester, Mercer University continues to report relatively low rates of COVID-19 on its Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses. In a weekly report released Friday, the university...

A sign details the restrictions due to COVID-19 at Papa John's Pizza on Mercer University Dr. Jan 27.

OPINION: Biden should press for a second lockdown

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States over a year ago sent average daily life grinding to a halt. Despite being a college student who would surely be adversely affected by a lockdown, I think the nation must go through with it. 
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.
Students can receive virtual counseling from CAPS.

CAPS addresses new mental health needs due to COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
About a fifth of students visiting Mercer’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services have sought counseling specifically because of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their life, data kept by CAPS shows, underscoring the additional mental health challenges COVID-19 has caused at colleges across the nation. 
BREAKING: Mercer reports first student hospitalization related to COVID-19

BREAKING: Mercer reports first student hospitalization related to COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief January 22, 2021
Mercer University recorded the first COVID-19 hospitalization among the Mercer community in its weekly case numbers update Friday.
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