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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 5, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Uncategorized

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


Filed under News, Student Government

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


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

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


Filed under News, Student Government

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...

SGA approves five new student organizations

SGA approves five new student organizations

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recognized five new student groups as official campus organizations Sept. 24. Be The Light Be The Light is a volunteer tutoring program that has been in operation for about a year. Members help local children with homework in an after-schoo...

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

SGA announces summer projects, plans for the year at first Senate meeting of the semester

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Mercer University Student Government Association (SGA) reconvened Monday and announced summer projects responding to student concerns from last year as well as plans for the upcoming semester. New changes in place include a 24/7 micro-market in Tarver Library, a Mongolian grill in the Fresh Fo...

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Student Government Association reveals new Freshman Senators

Yusuf Tas

September 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

The 2018-2019 Freshman Senator election had a high number of voter turnout and results were close. This year’s elected senators are Savannah Lacey (112), Morgan Prosser (106), Zariah Patterson (106), Sheridan King (105), and Harrison Ivine (104). Applications for the student correspondent committee will open s...

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

SGA President and Vice President planning to do exactly as they promised

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association wants to welcome students back with answers and results. Junior Adam Penland and Senior Shruthi Vikraman will serve as SGA President and Vice President for this school year. The duo’s election platform included getting more funding for student organizations, ...

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


Filed under News, Student Government

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...

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