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SGA updates voting system ahead of spring elections

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent February 11, 2021
In its first meeting of the spring semester Jan. 25, the Mercer Student Government Association addressed student concerns, including issues students raised about class elections.
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Five freshman senators elected to Student Government Association

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer October 8, 2020
Mercer’s freshman class of 2024 elected their class senators to the Student Government Association this past month.
Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending...

With fall semester approaching, SGA survey finds many students on the fence 

With fall semester approaching, SGA survey finds many students on the fence 

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor August 8, 2020
A survey conducted by the Student Government Association indicates that 70% of students think a hybrid reopening model — offering a blend or a choice of in-person and virtual instruction — is the best choice for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.
Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

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

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.
Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson

Federal Judge, member of Mercer’s third integrated class selected to be Founders’ Day speaker

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer January 31, 2020
Sands attended Mercer for both his undergraduate and legal degrees,, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and from Mercer Law School in 1974. During his undergraduate experience, Sands studied political science and music.
Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

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. 
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Mercer Green Coalition pushes for sustainability at campus strike

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer October 13, 2019
“The biggest thing is that we hope that people make changes in their personal lives and their habits, but obviously we would like to see a change in the way that Mercer itself is structured and how it handles sustainability issues,” said Emily Harvey, a Mercer Green Coalition member.
Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.

SGA approves six new clubs and discusses updated printing system

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer September 26, 2019
Mercer’s Student Government Association met Sept. 9 for the newest members’ first time to discuss plans for this fall.
Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey...

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.

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.
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