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A look back on the 2011-12 accomplishments of SGA

Matt Hickman

April 25, 2012

With all the criticism regarding the Student Government Association circulating around campus in recent months, it is worthwhile to highlight many of the benefits SGA provides for the student body. Mercer’s 25 dedicated senators and eight executive members volunteer countless hours of their time to...

Men's golf falls to 15th at John Hayt, shines with 4th at Seminole

Matt Hickman

March 14, 2012

The Mercer men’s golf team has recently had some disappointing tournaments, though it appears that their slump is finally coming to an end in dramatic fashion. On Feb. 20-21, the Bears participated in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala. The tournament...

House Bill 461: Meaningful legislation or a re-election tactic for 2012?

House Bill 461: Meaningful legislation or a re-election tactic for 2012?

Matt Hickman

March 17, 2011

Yesterday I watched more than 10 hours of debate on the Georgia House floor. Most of the bills were well drafted and encouraged economic development, increased public safety or reduced environmental degradation. But one bill, House Bill 461, did none of these, and will surely die as it travels to the...

Planned cutbacks to trim HOPE scholarships by 10 percent

Planned cutbacks to trim HOPE scholarships by 10 percent

Matt Hickman

March 2, 2011

ATLANTA –  A recently proposed overhaul of the HOPE scholarship could mean that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return to campus this fall – and possibly up to $1,200 more in the coming years depending on future lottery revenues. The Georgia House a...

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