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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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, 2016


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, 2016


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.

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

After hours of deliberation spread across several different meetings, the motion to remove the Campus Engagement Committee from the Student Government Association failed Monday, April 11. The committee was introduced under the Harrison-Jolly administration after they received feedback during thei...

Newcomers faced rough odds in SGA General Election

Newcomers faced rough odds in SGA General Election

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government

In the latest SGA General Election, there were eleven newcomers on the ballot for various races, but Mallory Sammons, Natalie Ross, Jordan Price and Brandon Tran were the only ones to make it onto the winner's banner. For the Senator at Large race in particular, there were several individuals competing...

McKay and Scherf win SGA Presidential Election

McKay and Scherf win SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Campus, News, Student Government

After two weeks of campaigning, Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf have been named the President and Vice President of Mercer’s Student Government Association for the next academic year. The team defeated Reed Jones and Jordan Hester 542 to 465 on March 29. McKay and Scherf have a combined to...

Boggs and Martinez drop out of SGA Presidential race the night before the election begins

Boggs and Martinez drop out of SGA Presidential race the night before the election begins

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase, Student Government

David Boggs and Oscar Martinez withdrew from the SGA Presidential race Sunday night, saying that they “never really wanted to win.” Later that night, they independently explained their reasoning in a long series of text messages, which have been mildly edited for content and clarity below. Voting fo...

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