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Study abroad office grapples with changing restrictions, pandemic

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.
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.

Pandemic Diaries: Why I started doing crosswords in quarantine

Serena Golden poses for a portrait. Photo by Suzanna Arul
October 7, 2020
The Washington Post crosswords are available online for free, and their website allows two people to work on the same puzzle from separate computers. Suddenly, crosswords were the most romantic date I’d ever been on. 

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine
September 17, 2020
Undoubtedly, this stressful time has impacted our mental health. Whether that impact has been for better or for worse, listening to music can be a healthy way to stay sane. This time has also given us an opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in music that may have defined our lives at one point, or discover new music that you’ll be listening to way after quarantine. Either way, here are some albums to uplift your mood.

How Mercer students coped with quarantine by revisiting childhood favorites

Free for use photo by Eric Mclean via Unsplash
August 22, 2020
When Mercer switched to online classes for the rest of spring semester in March, many students went home to their childhood homes rather than remain on campus. During that time, a lot of them found themselves revisiting  their childhood interests. 

How to stay busy during a quarantine

How to stay busy during a quarantine
April 14, 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 and everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, it’s important to still keep the same pace that we did when we weren’t in quarantine. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself busy and focused.

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing
April 13, 2020
Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, and maintaining your wellbeing is critical right now. Here are some ideas for getting the imagination flowing.

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
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.

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 
March 24, 2020
As the majority of us are practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, here is a playlist to get you through the boredom and uncertainty.

Mercer student stuck in South Korea amidst global pandemic

Daniels said that the administration would not allow her back into her Loft until the 14-day quarantine was over. So, she missed her initial flight back to the United States on March 8, and since then, has been staying with friends in South Korea until she’s allowed back on campus.  Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Daniels
March 15, 2020
Daniels said that the administration would not allow her back into her Loft until the 14-day quarantine was over. So, she missed her initial flight back to the United States on March 8, and since then, has been staying with friends in South Korea until she’s allowed back on campus.
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