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SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“This has been a conversation SGA has had a lot this year. Senators have been discussing how we can get better representation in SGA among our senators and student correspondents and how we can better represent our student body by reaching other groups we may not necessarily have on our senate body,” Catie Byrd said.

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2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

March 29
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

There were a record breaking 1248 votes in this election, which is the highest turnout in the past 6 years, according to SGA Election Marshall Jordan Price.

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Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under News, Student Government

“I think it was [a] very informative, very excellent opportunity to get to know each one personally a little bit and see how they want campus to run,” David Stokes said.

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Three tickets emerge for the 2017 SGA Presidential race

Elizabeth Tammi and Sarah Pounds
March 18
Filed under News, Student Government

Though the campaigning is only just beginning, three prominent duos from SGA have announced their platforms.

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SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under News, Student Government

In addition to other campus updates, Dr. Thomas Scott spoke at SGA’s latest weekly meeting to discuss the future of the College of Liberal Arts’ experiential learning requirement. Experiential learning courses are required by the university as part of their Engaged Learning initiative.  Thes...

Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
February 5
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“[One of my] sheriff’s department in Florida asked me one day, ‘What can we do to not be a Ferguson?’” Cheives said. “My response was ‘Any city in the nation is one bullet away from being a Ferguson.”

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SGA gears up new initiatives for spring semester

SGA gears up new initiatives for spring semester

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
January 26
Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer’s Student Government Association is kicking off the new year and semester with initiatives and programs designed to help the student body.

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Nancy Grace set to speak on Founders’ Day this year

Nancy Grace set to speak on Founders’ Day this year

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“When I applied to Mercer, I looked up people [Mercer alums], and I saw Nancy Grace, and I was like, ‘Oh that’s cool!’ It’s really cool that someone who made it in life and is a real adult wants to come back and speak to us,” junior Tori Aina said.

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Princeton Review ranks Mercer SGA 11th most active in nation

Princeton Review ranks Mercer SGA 11th most active in nation

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
December 4
Filed under News, Student Government

“Our biggest job as SGA is always talking with students and listening to their feedback, so hearing that people believe in our capacity to make a difference is great because it means they know they can come to us,” Scherf said.

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SGA approves all 45 organizations for Bear Grants

SGA approves all 45 organizations for Bear Grants

Katie Atkinson and Cody Moran, Cluster Staff
September 20
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Student Government

The Student Government Association held their annual bear grant senate in the Connell Student Center Monday. Representatives from different organizations gathered to learn if their funding requests had been granted for this year. All 45 groups who applied were approved for funding at the meeting. ...

SGA talks bus stop, voter turnout in Presidential Report

SGA talks bus stop, voter turnout in Presidential Report

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
August 29
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

In an email sent to SGA representatives, President Elizabeth McKay touched on a couple of updates coming to campus this year.

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