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SGA Vice President Taylor Jolly is a senior public health student. Photograph taken during her time in office as a junior senator.

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President

September 11, 2015

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

SGA President Austin Harrison (right) stands next to SGA Vice President Taylor Jolly (left).

Austin Harrison, SGA President

August 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

"Paw Points" program disbanded, taken over by Mercer Maniacs

Sarah Pounds

March 29, 2015

The Paw Points program goal of motivating students to attend sporting events has largely been taken over by the Mercer Maniacs — and because of that, Paw Points are going away. “Everything that Paw Points would be doing, Mercer Maniacs pretty much does,” said John Morris, the Chairman of the P...

'First come, first considered' — Why SGA's Fiscal Affairs Committee only has $12 left from a $70,000 budget

'First come, first considered' — Why SGA's Fiscal Affairs Committee only has $12 left from a $70,000 budget

Sarah Pounds

March 23, 2015

The email came the Thursday before Spring Break, notifying every organization leader of the Fiscal Affairs committee’s recent reversal of fortune. “At this point of the year the SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee has allocated $69,988 of it's $70,000 available, leaving us with a total of $12.00 in our...

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

Sarah Pounds

March 3, 2015

The motion to make the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) a recognized Mercer student organization passed unanimously March 3. The group, headed by sophomore Matthew Long, is part of a national organization that has over 50 student chapters across the nation. They focus on  “maintaini...

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

In one of his first major acts as Senator at Large, Timothy Lewis pushed for the SGA funding of Bear DVDs to be cut, which means that the $500 that annually funded the program can now be used for other student concerns. Bear DVDs are the movies and shows in Tarver Library’s DVD section that hav...

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

Sarah Pounds

February 25, 2015

The event was pitched as a place to “voice your concerns” on the organization’s Facebook page, but there weren’t many issues raised at Bear Forum because there were only three students there that aren't on SGA. “We were expecting 60,” said Senator Min Oh, the chairwoman of Public Relations and El...

So you want to be SGA President

So you want to be SGA President

Sarah Pounds

February 21, 2015

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be...

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