These are tough times. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken thousands of lives and stolen everyone’s sense of “normal.” It has forced deep change into nearly every moment of the way we live and work. Like an earthquake, it has...
Welcome to Macon! Hundreds of accepted students will get to know our undergraduate campus and city during the Admissions Office's Make It Mercer! event on April 22, and many more will visit throughout the summer before they officially move...
Between biology class and lunch at the Fresh Food Company, a student pencils in learning to be a fire twirler, puppeteering a giant animal in the park, practicing swordsmanship and making it rain indoors (really!).  As a Mercer Theatre student,...
Across the country, local and state leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis or emergency. These declarations are an important first step to advancing racial equity and justice and must be followed by allocation of resources and strategic...
A reader asks: My personal life is challenging, and I'm having a difficult time focusing in class. What should I do?
On Feb. 21, one of my heroes died. Dr. Paul Farmer was a highly skilled physician, an esteemed professor at Harvard Medical School and a globally renowned humanitarian. In 1987, he founded Partners in Health, a medical mission that...
March 18 is the start of the 40th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival in downtown Macon. Enjoy a 10-day celebration featuring live music, a parade, amusement rides and games, pink pancakes and more. The “Pinkest Party on Earth”...
For the fourth time in five years, head coach Susie Gardner, the Southern Conference (SoCon) Coach of the Year, is leading her women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament. After winning the SoCon regular-season championship with a 13-1 mark, the...
A reader asks: How can Mercer University students find out about community service projects?
In the South Pacific, there is a chain of 176 islands belonging to the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga. One of these tropical islands, Nuapapu, is renowned for its interior, domed-cavern known as Mariner’s Cave. From the outside, the island looks...

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