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

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

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer

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

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

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

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

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

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

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

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. 

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

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

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

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?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

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

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

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...

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

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 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

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...

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Austin Harrison, SGA President

August 27, 2015

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...

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...

BRIEFS: Student government aims to save state tuition grant

BRIEFS: Student government aims to save state tuition grant

CJ Akins

February 15, 2011

Student body president Trent White said Monday that Mercer's Student Government Association plans to fight the recently renewed push from state legislators to do away with the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, a scholarship that helps subsidize tuition costs at in-state private universities like Mercer. White...

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