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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

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...

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...

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...

NCNW is now at Mercer

NCNW is now at Mercer

Sarah Pounds

February 17, 2015

The National Council of Negro Women is an organization focused on enabling and advocating for African-American women -- and now, they’re at Mercer. Jacqueline Zvandasara, a Women and Gender Studies major, recently saw that there aren’t a lot of organizations on campus that specifically focus on...

SGA opposes youth bar ban

SGA opposes youth bar ban

Marin Guta

October 14, 2014

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to an ordinance intended to forbid people under 21 from entering Macon-Bibb County bars. “The ordinance is uncalled for because it infringes upon our rights and will negatively affect the downtown business,”...

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd from around the Middle Georgia area. The concert, which was headlined by popular Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector and featured Macon natives Good Night Alive!, was a joint effort among Tur...

Ben Rector to headline at Turn Out to Vote Concert

Marin Guta

September 8, 2014

Nashville-based performer Ben Rector will headline the “Turn Out to Vote Concert,” an event designed to promote civic engagement in Macon. Ben Rector, who is known for his alternative contemporary pop music, made waves in the music industry with two of his albums, “The Walking In Between” and...

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Marin Guta

August 27, 2014

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

Joey Wozniak

August 15, 2014

Hey Bears! On behalf of the Student Government Association, we would like to warmly welcome you to Mercer University. You are entering the hub of excitement and growth in Central Georgia. Mercer is explosively growing, and you get to witness all of it. Mercer has received national attention for the...

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

For the past two years, SGA and the athletic department have worked closely together to increase student attendance at Mercer University sporting events. With the creation of the PAW Points program, the presence of the student body at these events has increased significantly. The program gives students...

Students travel to learn Mercer’s history at annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

Students travel to learn Mercer’s history at annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

Erica ONeal

October 24, 2012

Since the 1900s, Mercer University students have made the annual trip to Penfield, Ga. to participate in the historic Pilgrimage to Penfield event. On Oct. 19, students participated in a cemetery tour, gathering in the chapel, dinner and a display of fireworks hosted by the Student Government Associat...

SGA Paints the Town Orange

Kaitlin Marrin

August 15, 2012

Mercer’s Student Government Association has taken an active role in initiating two new programs for students to become involved in for this upcoming semester. The first initiative is a motivation program partnering with Mercer’s Athletics Department. Though the program is still being finalized some...

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