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Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student Government Association (SGA) announced March 27 that Adam Penland will serve as SGA president for a second term. Junior Michaela Jones was elected vice president. “I ran again because there is still more to be done,” Penland said. “I have a unique opportunity since I am a junior to co...

SGA undecided on amendment that would require informing student body of election qualifications

SGA undecided on amendment that would require informing student body of election qualifications

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) heard a proposal for a bylaw amendment March 25 that would require the Public Relations & Elections Committee (PRE) to advertise election qualifications to students outside of the Senate. Freshman Sen. Harrison Ivins proposed the amendment after only o...

SGA in talks to reopen election qualifications

SGA in talks to reopen election qualifications

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 21, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) is considering reopening qualifications for the presidential elections after only one ticket emerged on the initial deadline March 13. Sophomore Class President Jadon Murad opened a discussion about reopening the elections during the Senate meeting March 18. ...

SGA announces 24-hour library space, approves new club and grants first seed money request

SGA announces 24-hour library space, approves new club and grants first seed money request

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government

Updates to Tarver Library The Student Government Association (SGA) announced in an open meeting March 11 that construction is underway in Tarver Library to provide more 24-hour study space for students. Junior Senator Michaela Jones, chair of the SGA academic affairs committee, said the library...

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

SGA passes amendment regarding student organization funding, approves two new clubs

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted Feb. 25 to adopt an amendment to their Constitution that would set up a seed money fund for new campus organizations recognized during the spring semesters, once the regular SGA funding they could normally access has run out. Harrison...

New SGA senators take office following January special election

Christian Watson

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Four people were elected to serve on the Student Government Association (SGA) in a special election Jan. 24 and 25. Senior Nigel D’Souza and Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples will hold senatorial seats for the spring 2019 semester. The special election was held afte...

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

Kylie Brown

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Uncategorized

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved Bear Grants for several student organizations by unanimous consent Oct. 15, including the Aces Up Card Club, Bear it Naturally and the Public Heart Coalition. SGA also provided additional Conference and Lodging funding for the Model Arab League to at...

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Two speakers from the Mercer Atlanta campus attended the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Oct. 22 to talk about a new initiative to bring international students to Mercer in the coming years. The two speakers, Provost of the Atlanta campus Scott Davis and Senior Vice President of the Atl...

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, ...

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