Thoughts and opinions from the Mercer University community


Valentine’s Day adventures for every budget in downtown Macon

When love meets in the heart of Macon, magic happens. I’ve curated a list of fun things to do in downtown Macon this Valentine's...
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MLK wrote that all are connected. If one suffers, all are affected | Dr....

On April 12, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested. King was confined to a cell in the Birmingham City Jail on...
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Slow down this holiday season to find amazement and wonder | Dr. Craig McMahan

As we enter this holiday season, we enter a season of amazement and wonder. It is during these few weeks out of the year...



Embrace religious diversity this holiday season

“If we as a nation want to understand how to relate to the rest of the globe, then we need to have a richer...
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How to go on vacation while taking online classes | Ask Kelly

A reader asks: Should I wait until after the semester ends to go on vacation?
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When life moves too fast, here’s the secret to slowing down

Does it seem that life is moving faster and faster? Days and weeks and months pass in a flash. As I type these words,...
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How to study for finals when you’re already mentally exhausted | Ask Kelly

A reader asks: Do you have advice to help me study for finals and complete this week successfully?

How to find credible sources for a research paper | Ask Kelly

A reader asks: How can I verify the sources I am using are factual and not opinion?


Virtual Learning

Going remote: Tips for transitioning to online coursework

Amid developments related to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Mercer students will begin receiving online instruction for their courses March 23. Tackling school assignments...
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Plan for success when taking online classes

When I decided to come back to school three years ago, the thought of taking online classes seemed very overwhelming. This was a completely new concept...
Jay Black alone in his office

Professor finds solitude, plenty of parking on campus as classes go online

Mercer professors all have ways of carrying on the good fight in this time of crisis. By the time you read this, we have...
Reilly Moncrief stands in a crosswalk holding her camera to her face

Adjusting to life at home and living with uncertainty

If I get a call from my father, it usually means one of two things: I’m in trouble or something terribly wrong has happened....