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SGA approves Bear Grant for American Chemical Society, emphasizes further campus outreach including Pilgrimage to Penfield

SGA approves Bear Grant for American Chemical Society, emphasizes further campus outreach including Pilgrimage to Penfield

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government

During this week’s Senate meeting, SGA members discussed initiatives to engage with the student body and to hear their concerns as they plan for future improvements. Plans range from improving the Mercer mobile app to administering more intuitive surveys about dining services. Vice President Oge On...

Student Government Association conducts first senate of semester

Student Government Association conducts first senate of semester

Elizabeth Tammi and Elizabeth Tammi

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

After their initially scheduled meeting was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, Mercer’s Student Government Association met for the first time this semester on Sept. 18. Newly elected senators and student correspondents were sworn in by this year’s president, Olivia Buckner. After the Dean of Stude...

SGA wraps up a summer of preparations

SGA wraps up a summer of preparations

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

This year, Mercer’s Student Government Association will be led by President Olivia Buckner and Vice President Oge Onuh. The duo won with 63.6 percent (636) votes in the run-off against opponents Michael Smith and Catie Byrd. Over the summer, Buckner attended the Presidential Leadership Summit in Was...

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After another record-breaking election, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of new senators in the Student Government Association next year — including a greater number of minority students.

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Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds and Elizabeth Tammi

March 31, 2017


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Olivia Buckner and Oge Onuh have been named the new President and Vice President for the 2017-2018 Student Government Association. “We’re really excited,” Buckner said. “We’re ready to hit the ground running, and we’ll probably have a meeting tomorrow.” The pair won with 636 vote...

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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“This has been a conversation SGA has had a lot this year. Senators have been discussing how we can get better representation in SGA among our senators and student correspondents and how we can better represent our student body by reaching other groups we may not necessarily have on our senate body,” Catie Byrd said.

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2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

March 29, 2017


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There were a record breaking 1248 votes in this election, which is the highest turnout in the past 6 years, according to SGA Election Marshall Jordan Price.

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Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

“I think it was [a] very informative, very excellent opportunity to get to know each one personally a little bit and see how they want campus to run,” David Stokes said.

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Three tickets emerge for the 2017 SGA Presidential race

Elizabeth Tammi and Sarah Pounds

March 18, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

Though the campaigning is only just beginning, three prominent duos from SGA have announced their platforms.

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SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

In addition to other campus updates, Dr. Thomas Scott spoke at SGA’s latest weekly meeting to discuss the future of the College of Liberal Arts’ experiential learning requirement. Experiential learning courses are required by the university as part of their Engaged Learning initiative.  Thes...

Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

February 5, 2017


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“[One of my] sheriff’s department in Florida asked me one day, ‘What can we do to not be a Ferguson?’” Cheives said. “My response was ‘Any city in the nation is one bullet away from being a Ferguson.”

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