Let’s play a word association game. When I say “exercise,” what are the first things that pop into your mind? I bet they are visions of running, elliptical training, and getting sweaty and out of breath — you know,...
Mercer University now is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to students, faculty and staff, with hundreds receiving their first dose as soon as it became available.  A team from Mercer Medicine administered the first vaccine on a Mercer campus on March 26 in Atlanta. Vaccines also have been given in...
We’ve all heard of the “freshman 15” — a colloquial term for the weight gain that many new college students experience when living on their own for the first time with access to delicious (and abundant) on-campus dining options. But...
Students eating on campus this fall will notice some changes as Mercer University puts in place new programs and services to help keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The University feeds thousands of students, faculty and staff each day, and “in today’s environment, health and safety are...
Tempus fugit: time flies. It was a year ago this month when most of us really began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our lives. Classes moved to virtual; many employees began working remotely; and we were asked...
Mercer University has partnered with #CampusClear and Ivy.ai to roll out a free smartphone application that allows users to conduct daily COVID-19 symptom checks. The app is available for use on iOS and Android devices. Daily self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms...
Mercer University has scheduled flu shot clinics on its Macon and Atlanta campuses throughout October to make it easy and convenient for students, faculty and staff to get the flu vaccine.  There will be no cost for the shots, as most...
Mercer’s School of Engineering is developing a prototype for a reusable surgical mask to distribute to local healthcare providers. The University currently has materials on hand to make as many as 150. The masks, made of a durable polypropylene-like material,...
Mercer University Student Government Association’s (SGA) COVID-19 Task Force is making time for the student body’s questions and concerns about the pandemic by hosting a town hall meeting to provide a space for dialogue between students and faculty and...
Mercer University has opened a COVID-19 testing laboratory on its Macon campus as part of a multipronged approach to help mitigate the novel coronavirus as students return to campus. The facility will allow Mercer to more quickly identify positive cases,...

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