Thoughts and opinions from the Mercer University community


What are my alternatives to dropping a class that I’m struggling in? | Ask Kelly

Dear Kelly, I’m currently in an online math class and feel like I am completely in over my head. I thought about dropping the course,...

Let the strength of your village hold you up in times of weakness

We know well the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” which highlights the importance of a community in shaping and...

Secret life hacks for Mercerians to save money on a night out | Arts...

It’s the beginning of the semester, and I know what that means for Bears everywhere around Macon — sorting out a busy social calendar...



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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?

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...

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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I want to change my major. Am I making the right decision? | Ask...

A reader asks: How do I know if changing my major is the right decision?
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Consider how taking a gap year could impact your future | Ask Kelly

A reader asks: What are the pros and cons of taking a gap year between high school and college?


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...
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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....