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SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) responded to feedback from campus organizations at the Senate meeting Oct. 1. They discussed the initial results of the new campus outreach program designed by Campus Outreach Committee Chair Hayes Rule, which assigns senators to attend specific student or...

SGA approves five new student organizations

SGA approves five new student organizations

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recognized five new student groups as official campus organizations Sept. 24. Be The Light Be The Light is a volunteer tutoring program that has been in operation for about a year. Members help local children with homework in an after-schoo...

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Mercer University Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened Monday and announced summer projects responding to student concerns from last year as well as plans for the upcoming semester. New changes in place include a 24/7 micro-market in Tarver Library, a Mongolian grill in the Fresh Fo...

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association wants to welcome students back with answers and results. Junior Adam Penland and Senior Shruthi Vikraman will serve as SGA President and Vice President for this school year. The duo’s election platform included getting more funding for student organizations, ...

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...

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government, Uncategorized

Students who want to run for President and Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2016/2017 academic year announced their candidacy Wednesday night. According to SGA, the tickets are currently: Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf, David Boggs and Oscar Martinez, and Reed Jones...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Showcase, Student Government, Uncategorized

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate student concerns, collect and gather data on the current parking situation, and develop solutions to...

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...

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...

5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Five things to start your week, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

#MercerParkingProbs In the midst of Mercer’s hectic campus construction, it’s becoming progressively more competitive for students to snag a parking spot. In fact, some students are resorting to desperate measures in order to secure a spot (seen in the picture above). Despite student complaints abo...

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...

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Marin Guta

April 18, 2015


Filed under News

When rising Mercer University senior Nora Essien told her parents that she may have to live off campus next year, they were worried. The 21-year-old business major comes from a low-income family where money is tight. Her father works long hours at a warehouse, and his meager salary goes to support...

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