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Life after Mercer: Brazil to Mercer to Masters degree to dream job

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This story doesn’t end with me being the most popular girl at the party, but it ends with me, the girl who used to stay in the corner the whole time, landing my dream job. I’m also a former Mercer student and that’s not a fact I hide. I’m proud of it. My career trajectory…

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Life after Mercer: South Africa to Mercer to Ph.D. program

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American Ph.D. programs have rigorous criteria and are not easy to get into. Not only is the application process tedious, but if you are one of the few masochists lucky enough to gain entry into one of the four to eight-year programs, you have to be prepared to pull out those cobweb filled brain files…

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Staying at Mercer for a Bachelors degree has pros and cons

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We all spend our two years (or however many) at Mercer trying to get out so we can get that next level college experience. Or at least most of us want that, right? Not for me. When I graduated Mercer last semester what I really wanted to do was save as much money as possible…

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and has required completion by May 14. The training includes information on Title IX and other important and relevant policies, but one point in the first module, on slide 22 of 84 states that “employees should…

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Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

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One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom was always belligerent, drunk and in trouble. I thought they were there for her, but they were there for me. I never saw my mother or sister again after that night. I was put in…

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