In a special video series, Mercer University students recently reflected on what Black History Month means to them and how they'd like to see our country grow in the future. 'Honor and celebrate' For senior Tamara Barnard, February is an...
A reader asks: I'm not sure I have the energy to pursue a master's degree. But should I just go for it?
My dad broke his femur the first Sunday morning in February. Because the femur is the largest bone in the human body, this is a serious injury. It is even more so because my dad is 92 years old. I...
A reader asks: I'm overwhelmed balancing college and life. What can I do besides withdrawing?
"Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity" is the theme of this year's Black History Month. This cultural heritage month in February often is used for reflection and acknowledgment of the African diaspora and the significant contributions of Black people in...
As I write these words, our nation is commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I suspect that Dr. King would be surprised by what would become the impact of his life. He was just a young, Black,...
A reader asks: I've just come back to college after decades. Do you have any advice?
Mercer University’s new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council is a group of faculty, staff and students that acts on behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to guide and make recommendations for the diversity, inclusion and equity processes of...
Dear Kelly, The year 2020 has definitely been rough, and I am completely devoted to ensuring that 2021 is better. What advice would you give me to help make 2021 truly remarkable? You know, this time last year, I don’t think...
Dec. 21 was a remarkable day of contrasts. Two distinctive, and somewhat opposite, celestial events happened within the same 24-hour period. Did you notice?  At 5:02 a.m. Dec. 21, the winter solstice began in Georgia. Of course, the solstice is the darkest day...

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