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Five freshman senators elected to Student Government Association

Graphic provided by SGA
October 8, 2020
Mercer’s freshman class of 2024 elected their class senators to the Student Government Association this past month.

With fall semester approaching, SGA survey finds many students on the fence 

A survey conducted by the Student Government Association indicates that 70% of students think a hybrid reopening model — offering a blend or a choice of in-person and virtual instruction — is the best choice for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.
August 8, 2020
A survey conducted by the Student Government Association indicates that 70% of students think a hybrid reopening model — offering a blend or a choice of in-person and virtual instruction — is the best choice for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

Mercer to commission permanent sculpture honoring school history of integration

Mercer to commission permanent sculpture honoring school history of integration
June 19, 2020
Underwood “believes it’s fitting to tell that story through permanent sculpture in a prominent location on campus to provide inspiration and a reminder that we still have much work to do in order to achieve racial justice. Now is the time to get this done.”

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey
March 27, 2020
Savannah Lackey, rising junior, won Mercer’s Student Government Association’s presidential election by 16 votes on Friday, narrowly defeating challenger Genesis Cooper and clinching victory in the second round of the SGA presidential elections.

SGA rundown: Donation box robbed, efforts for campus safety and accessibility underway

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February 26, 2020
Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) met on Feb. 7 to tackle a wide variety of issues from club funding requests to addressing campus security. This is the SGA rundown.

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson
January 31, 2020
Sands attended Mercer for both his undergraduate and legal degrees,, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and from Mercer Law School in 1974. During his undergraduate experience, Sands studied political science and music.

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.
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. 

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Professor Antonio Saravia (left) restates his argument as professor Chester Fontenot (middle) and student Genesis Cooper (right) listen.
November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,”...

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA
April 14, 2016

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...

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race
March 16, 2016

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...

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

SGA recognizes three new student organizations
September 24, 2015

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...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

SGA Vice President Taylor Jolly is a senior public health student. Photograph taken during her time in office as a junior senator.
September 10, 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...

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