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First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election
College Reporting

Emily Rose Thorne | October 23, 2020

Nearly a third of Georgia voters who will vote in the 2020 general election are under 35 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That’s a growth rate of 68% for the age group since…

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Charvis Harrell seizes Black autonomy amidst America’s white gaze
College Reporting

Ashley Pemberton | October 2, 2020

Charvis Harrell has been showcasing the disparaging impact of negative Black stereotypes at his art exhibit, “Cartoon Violence: Elegy and Testimony,” at the McEachern Art Center since Aug. 29.

Harrell…

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‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses
College Reporting

Natalie Yaeger | September 30, 2020

Burnout. We’ve all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress…

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COVID-19 pushes new advancements within the School of Music
College Reporting

Safia Serena Tejani | September 28, 2020

Ever wonder how an in-class mask mandate applies to singers and other musicians within Mercer University’s School of Music? Singers and other musicians are required to wear masks even while singing or…

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Great Books program implements three-year diversity plan 
College Reporting

Mandi DeLong | September 28, 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.

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Students demonstrate against racism, police brutality in on-campus march
College Reporting

Lars Lonnroth | September 9, 2020

Approximately 400 Mercer students, faculty and staff marched through campus Sept. 4 protesting racism and police brutality in Mercer’s first Equal Justice March and Vigil.

Afterwards, more than 100…

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Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic
College Reporting

Mary Helene Hall | September 4, 2020

The fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year is rapidly approaching, and Mercer University students are preparing to return to campus. Some students’ trips, however, will be a bit longer than others’.

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