A reader asks: What are the pros and cons of taking a gap year between high school and college?
Over the summer break, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted two Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) fellows Ibrahiim El-Amiin and Emily Stradling. Ibrahiim was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College...
A reader asks: Do you have any advice that will motivate me to finish college?
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives started off the semester with a bang. On Aug. 23, we were among 120 student organizations and 39 businesses, nonprofits and departments at Bear Fair in the University Center. We kicked off Welcome...
A reader asks: I'm anxious about college. How can I ensure my success?
As I am writing, we are on the cusp of the autumnal equinox. On Sept. 22 at 3:21 p.m., the sun will be at the dead center above the equator. Briefly, the hours of daylight and night will be...
This fall we usher in a few heritage months. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Mercer Mondays podcast highlighted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fellow Omar Romero-Cruz and Latin American Student Organization members Jasmine Cruz...
A reader asks: How do I move past negative comments and see my true potential?
It’s Homecoming, Mercerians, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has some great ways for you to celebrate. The office will be collaborating with the Office of Nontraditional and Evening Services (ONES) to host a virtual workshop on success strategies...
Of all the holidays that we celebrate, Thanksgiving may be the one that could wander off and not be missed. We don’t really know what to do with it. It feels a little empty on its own. So, we...

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