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Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

SGA’s External Relations Committee is working to organize a campus-wide clothing swap that will take place April 19 in Penfield Hall from 3-5 p.m. Rebecca Braun is a member of the committee that organized the event. She said that the committee decided to do a clothes swap because she was inspir...

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association announced March 28 that campaigning for the presidential election has been suspended due to “multiple breaches” of election code of conduct. The candidates for this year’s SGA election are Adam Penland and his Vice Presidential running mate, Shruthi Vikraman ...

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Brycen Higdon, current sophomore and Student Government Association recording secretary, and Ryan May, current junior and wide receiver on the Mercer football team, built their platform on three themes: inclusivity, engagement and innovation.   Inclusivity They wrote in their platform that they hope to increase awar...

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Adam Penland, current sophomore and class president and Shruthi Vikraman, current junior and senator at large, built their platform on three main themes; funding, registration and transparency.   Funding For funding Penland-Vikraman plan to re-allocate $8,000 to the Fiscal Affairs Committee budget ac...

SGA Presidential candidates Higdon/May and Penland/Vikraman explain platforms in Q&A

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

On Wednesday the 21st, SGA Recording Secretary Brycen Higdon and SGA Sophomore Class President Adam Penland debated against each other for the SGA Presidential elections that open Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th. Opening statements began with SGA Lead Senator At Large and Penland’s VP run...

How is the Founder’s Day speaker chosen?

How is the Founder’s Day speaker chosen?

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

In light of the Founder’s Day speaker controversy, many are wondering how the speaker is actually chosen and who exactly is behind the scenes orchestrating this annual Mercer tradition.     So who is in charge of choosing the Founder’s Day speaker?   According to Student Government Associati...

SGA talks senior housing and senatorial conduct, approves two campus organizations

SGA talks senior housing and senatorial conduct, approves two campus organizations

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association met on Feb. 19 to discuss campus housing for next year’s seniors and further issues regarding senatorial conduct as well as SGA bylaws. SGA also approved two new campus organizations and a special funding request. During Gallery Reports, Sen. Kaylen Long asked the Residence Lif...

SGA discusses senatorial conduct, approves new organization and funding requests

SGA discusses senatorial conduct, approves new organization and funding requests

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association discussed the expectations for senatorial conduct in light of Founders’ Day and Freshman Class President Joseph Muldrew’s recent op-ed in the Cluster. In the op-ed, Sen. Muldrew expressed his disapproval of the speaker, Jay Sekulow, and of various SGA members’ ...

SGA President tells senators not to ‘showboat’ for votes about Founders’ Day

SGA President tells senators not to ‘showboat’ for votes about Founders’ Day

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Student Government Association President Olivia Buckner told senators that Founders' Day was not the time to gain votes from students by speaking out against the speaker, according to an email released to The Cluster. “I realize elections are around the corner for many of you, but this is not a tim...

SGA makes progress on adding 24/7 study space and a new parking deck, discusses reforming CLA general education requirements

SGA makes progress on adding 24/7 study space and a new parking deck, discusses reforming CLA general education requirements

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

Due to registration, the Nov. 6 senate meeting started at 7 instead of the usual meeting time of 6. However, this hour setback didn’t take away from anything on the agenda of the SGA senators. Chair of Fiscal Affairs Committee sophomore Adam Penland announced that there were four funding requests...

SGA announces Small Business Day and Spiff Up The T events

SGA announces Small Business Day and Spiff Up The T events

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

There were few reports in the Senate meeting on Oct. 30 due to time constraints posed by the first Homecoming event of the week. National Director of Small Business Day JR McNair, an entrepreneur who works at the Mercer Innovation Center as an advisor, presented to SGA about an event that will occur ...

SGA approves four Conference & Lodging Requests, responds to student input about race relations, Pilgrimage, and more

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

Pres. Olivia Buckner opened the meeting by addressing Homecoming. SGA members will maintain a presence at all of the events. All members will also attend a formal presentation by Mercer One in Four alongside Pres. Underwood on Wednesday at seven p.m. Vice President Oge Onuh gave her report nex...

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