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Bear Grants Senate sets precedents for funding

Bear Grants Senate sets precedents for funding

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government

Projectors. Printers. Laser tag trips. Sound boards. Organizations on campus need a wide variety of things to function, and they don’t always have the funds to cover them. Every year, Mercer’s SGA is allocated a certain amount of money, known as Bear Grants, to give to these organizations. T...

Bear Grants Senate Updates

Bear Grants Senate Updates

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Bear Grants Senate is tonight: here are your real-time updates. According to SGA President Harrison, the goal is to stretch the Bear Grant money as far as possible, in order to make the widest impact on Mercer's campus. The money for Bear Grants comes from the Student Activity Fee that is rolled into the tuition of every Mercer student. Twenty-eight organizations were given the go-ahead at the beginning of Senate. Twenty-two have particular line items that senators are discussing tonight. Please note: the numbers po...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government

All about this week's Bear Forum, the upcoming Tailgate, and changes to the bylaws

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under News, Student Government

At the SGA meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, student representatives from three new campus organizations stood up and made the case to receive official recognition from SGA. These students represented CURE Mercer, the Student Managed Investment Fund and a chapter of the National Press Photographers Asso...

Fresh Off the Docket

Fresh Off the Docket

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Here are the things you need to know from the Sept. 21 SGA Senate

Freshman Senators join the table

Freshman Senators join the table

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Every fall, five freshman join the SGA senate table with a plan to leave their mark on Mercer. This year's class president is Alexandra Kirschbaum, the only girl of the freshman senator set. She was class president for three years in high school and said that she is going to work hard to reach...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President

September 11, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Government

When I stepped onto campus three years ago, I never imagined how much this university would pour into me. It seems like last semester I was meeting my freshman roommate, taking an hour to search for my classes on the quad and pretending to be cooler than I actually was. Now, here I am as a senior welc...

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Austin Harrison, SGA President

August 27, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Student Government

Hello new Mercerians! For those of you I haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet, my name is Austin Harrison, and on behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA), I’d like to extend the warmest of welcomes to you all. The student body is looking forward to seeing the positive change you bring t...

A crash course in SGA

A crash course in SGA

August 26, 2015


Filed under News, Student Government

The school year at Mercer University is getting back into swing, and the first Student Government Association  senate of the school year is just around the corner. Senate meets on September 14, and it will feature a new pair at the head of the table. Austin Harrison and Taylor Jolly — also known...

SGA Presidential Debate 2015

SGA Presidential Debate 2015

April 7, 2015


Filed under Student Government

Two teams began a debate on March 26 and only one team will come out on top after the students vote for a new presidential pairing for Mercer’s Student Government Association. The presidential debate was held between David Boggs and Tony Perella, Boggs’ vice presidential running mate, and Austin...

Harrison/Jolly win SGA Presidential Election

Harrison/Jolly win SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds

April 3, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Student Government

After a revote and even more campaigning, Austin Harrison and Taylor Jolly won the SGA presidential election today with 52 percent of the vote. The revote was called earlier this week after questions were raised about the “integrity” of the voting process, current SGA President Joey Wozniak said...

SGA flooded with housing concerns

SGA flooded with housing concerns

Sarah Pounds

March 31, 2015


Filed under Breaking, News, Student Government

SGA senate was packed Monday night as students came out to be part of the conversation about the lack of housing available for juniors and seniors. Representatives from the university came to try to respond to their concerns. The general consensus of Jeff Takac, the Director of Residence Life, and...

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