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Mercer supports students wherever they are in their journey | Ask Kelly

A reader asks: I've just come back to college after decades. Do you have any advice?
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New year, new beginnings and a new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

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...
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Rise above obstacles and apply lessons from 2020 to the new year | Ask...

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...

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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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A student’s guide to online etiquette

Editor's Note: Do you have a question about distance learning or coping with school in these challenging times? The Den is starting a new...
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One question you should ask yourself at the start of freshman year | Ask...

A reader asks: What advice would you give to someone who is beginning their freshman year?
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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...

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?

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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...
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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....

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