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SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

More discussions will happen behind closed doors in Fiscal Affairs Committee meetings and in executive member meetings that are not open to student attendance. 

Mercer Green Coalition pushes for sustainability at campus strike

Mercer Green Coalition pushes for sustainability at campus strike

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

“The biggest thing is that we hope that people make changes in their personal lives and their habits, but obviously we would like to see a change in the way that Mercer itself is structured and how it handles sustainability issues,” said Emily Harvey, a Mercer Green Coalition member.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

August 14, 2019

Vice President Michaela Jones and President Adam Penland of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and improve communication between the student body and SGA.

SGA begins planning for next semester

SGA begins planning for next semester

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 23, 2019

Adam Penland and Michaela Jones want to make mental health, dining options and parking improvements priorities on campus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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