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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

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.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate floor.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Pearson said he’ll be hosting a public question-and-answer session in the Connell Student Center lobby on March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

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

Graphic provided by SGA.

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.

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.

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. 

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Vice President Michaela Jones (left) and President Adam Penland (right) of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and communication between the student body and SGA.

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

Michaela Jones will serve as SGA vice president next year. Photo courtesy Michaela Jones

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...

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