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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.

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...

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

SGA looks to future safety improvements and bridging gap between student body, athletes

Kylie Brown

February 11, 2019

Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened to discuss the perceived disconnect between students and athletes as well as what safety improvements students believe the school should make during this semester's Safety Walk. The campus outreach committee, lead by Senior Senator Hayes Rule...

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

SGA welcomes new senators and discusses Green Committee’s partnership with UCapture

Kylie Brown

January 30, 2019

Mercer’s Student Government Association (SGA) met Jan. 28 and swore in four new senators, Juniors Sarai Mapp, Caylen Johnson and Peri Staples and Senior Nigel D’Souza. The new Senators promised to “fulfill the duties of the office entrusted to me to the utmost of my ability, to serve purposefu...

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

Kylie Brown

November 6, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved Bear Grants for several student organizations by unanimous consent Oct. 15, including the Aces Up Card Club, Bear it Naturally and the Public Heart Coalition. SGA also provided additional Conference and Lodging funding for the Model Arab League to at...

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

SGA discusses new initiative to grow international student population on campus

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018

Two speakers from the Mercer Atlanta campus attended the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Oct. 22 to talk about a new initiative to bring international students to Mercer in the coming years. The two speakers, Provost of the Atlanta campus Scott Davis and Senior Vice President of the Atl...

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

Rylee Kirk, Lead Sports Writer and Advertising Manager

October 8, 2018

The Fresh Food company underwent changes this summer including a paint job, new cushions, an extended breakfast bar and a Mongolian Grill, thanks to work by the Student Government Association. The Mongolian Grill offers new options including lo mein noodles, tofu and ginger, according to the Mercer Di...

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 5, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) responded to feedback from campus organizations at the Senate meeting Oct. 1. They discussed the initial results of the new campus outreach program designed by Campus Outreach Committee Chair Hayes Rule, which assigns senators to attend specific student or...

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