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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

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.

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The machine, which is located on the 24-hour floor, is a Pharmabox, and it contains items ranging from over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, batteries and vitamins, as well as sexual health, feminine hygiene, eye care and dental health products. 

New Study rooms at Tarver Library

New study rooms at Tarver Library

September 3, 2015

Tarver Library opened 18 new study rooms on September 1 after hearing in April that students wanted more space and more options. Eleven of these rooms are 24 hour study rooms on the first floor, in addition to seven new study rooms on the 3rd floor. Some of them are designed for individual study...

Einstein Bros. Bagel Bakery to arrive at Tarver Library

Einstein Bros. Bagel Bakery to arrive at  Tarver Library

Chelsey Guy

March 22, 2015

Mercer students and their eager stomachs will soon rejoice. Auxiliary Services and Aramark Higher Education also known as Mercer University’s Dining Services announced the future construction of Einstein Bros. Bagel Bakery, to be located in the Tarver Library, according to a news release. “We are pl...

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

In one of his first major acts as Senator at Large, Timothy Lewis pushed for the SGA funding of Bear DVDs to be cut, which means that the $500 that annually funded the program can now be used for other student concerns. Bear DVDs are the movies and shows in Tarver Library’s DVD section that hav...

Library hours not extended for finals week

Senior Kelsey Hughes

Brittany Dant

April 13, 2011

Jack Tarver Library will not be open 24 hours during finals week, and the library will maintain its regular exam week schedule. In response to a request from the Student Government Association, Tarver provided 24-hour access to the library during last semester’s exam week. “During finals la...

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