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Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After another record-breaking election, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of new senators in the Student Government Association next year — including a greater number of minority students.

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Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds and Elizabeth Tammi
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Olivia Buckner and Oge Onuh have been named the new President and Vice President for the 2017-2018 Student Government Association. “We’re really excited,” Buckner said. “We’re ready to hit the ground running, and we’ll probably have a meeting tomorrow.” The pair won with 636 vote...

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2016
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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