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SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

March 17, 2016

Students who want to run for President and Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2016/2017 academic year announced their candidacy Wednesday night. According to SGA, the tickets are currently: Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf, David Boggs and Oscar Martinez, and Reed Jones...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2015

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate student concerns, collect and gather data on the current parking situation, and develop solutions to...

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

SGA recognizes three new student organizations

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2015

At the SGA meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, student representatives from three new campus organizations stood up and made the case to receive official recognition from SGA. These students represented CURE Mercer, the Student Managed Investment Fund and a chapter of the National Press Photographers Asso...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

SGA Vice President Taylor Jolly is a senior public health student. Photograph taken during her time in office as a junior senator.

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President

September 11, 2015

When I stepped onto campus three years ago, I never imagined how much this university would pour into me. It seems like last semester I was meeting my freshman roommate, taking an hour to search for my classes on the quad and pretending to be cooler than I actually was. Now, here I am as a senior welc...

5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

Desperate times call for desperate measures during campus construction

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 31, 2015

#MercerParkingProbs In the midst of Mercer’s hectic campus construction, it’s becoming progressively more competitive for students to snag a parking spot. In fact, some students are resorting to desperate measures in order to secure a spot (seen in the picture above). Despite student complaints abo...

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

SGA President Austin Harrison (right) stands next to SGA Vice President Taylor Jolly (left).

Austin Harrison, SGA President

August 27, 2015

Hello new Mercerians! For those of you I haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet, my name is Austin Harrison, and on behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA), I’d like to extend the warmest of welcomes to you all. The student body is looking forward to seeing the positive change you bring t...

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Mercer's Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

Marin Guta

April 18, 2015

When rising Mercer University senior Nora Essien told her parents that she may have to live off campus next year, they were worried. The 21-year-old business major comes from a low-income family where money is tight. Her father works long hours at a warehouse, and his meager salary goes to support...

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

In one of his first major acts as Senator at Large, Timothy Lewis pushed for the SGA funding of Bear DVDs to be cut, which means that the $500 that annually funded the program can now be used for other student concerns. Bear DVDs are the movies and shows in Tarver Library’s DVD section that hav...

So you want to be SGA President

So you want to be SGA President

Sarah Pounds

February 21, 2015

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be...

NCNW is now at Mercer

NCNW is now at Mercer

Sarah Pounds

February 17, 2015

The National Council of Negro Women is an organization focused on enabling and advocating for African-American women -- and now, they’re at Mercer. Jacqueline Zvandasara, a Women and Gender Studies major, recently saw that there aren’t a lot of organizations on campus that specifically focus on...

SGA opposes youth bar ban

SGA opposes youth bar ban

Marin Guta

October 14, 2014

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to an ordinance intended to forbid people under 21 from entering Macon-Bibb County bars. “The ordinance is uncalled for because it infringes upon our rights and will negatively affect the downtown business,”...

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd from around the Middle Georgia area. The concert, which was headlined by popular Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector and featured Macon natives Good Night Alive!, was a joint effort among Tur...

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