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Track the Trolley is back

Alex Preston

January 25, 2012


Filed under Campus, News

Track The Trolley is back this semester as a resource for students to use. As of January 16, the popular program that allows students to get a startlingly accurate readout of the trolley’s location is back in full swing at Mercer. The revival of the program brings to our attention some attractive...

Students explore roots at Penfield

Students explore roots at Penfield

Elizabeth Bibb

November 2, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University honored an annual tradition on Oct. 21 as approximately 400 students loaded onto eight charter buses and made the two hour trip to Penfield, Ga., the site of Mercer’s original campus. The theme of this year’s Pilgrimage to Penfield was “Take a step back in your future,” an...

SGA general election results announced

SGA general election results announced

clewis

April 6, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

[nggallery id=12]   Roughly one in four students cast a ballot in Wednesday's SGA senatorial elections for the coming academic year, marking an official end to the spring campaign season. SGA election officer Jamel Pee said an estimated 575 students turned out to vote in Wednesday's campus-wide election. That's mostly on par with last year's turnout, Pee said. A crowd of a...

Honor code policy changed

Honor code policy changed

Sophya Pierre

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

SGA voted on March 14 to change the wording of Mercer’s Honor Code. The motion to update the Honor Code was brought to the SGA floor by Vice President Shannon Giddens, who is also a member of Honor Council. The Honor Council debated this decision carefully because the change also requires an alteration...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

clewis

March 30, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

  Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected last Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice president for the coming year. Election officials said 734 votes were cast. Locke and Ekeke won 477 of these, earning them 65 percent of the vote. Locke’s supporters cheered on as the ban...

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

clewis

March 18, 2011


Filed under News, Student Government

Campaigning for SGA president and vice-president officially began Wednesday evening with two tickets qualifying to appear on the ballot for next week's campus-wide election. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw and Jordan Locke will vie against each other for the title of student body president. Sophomore Melissa...

Mercer lacking in emergency defibrillators

Mercer lacking in emergency defibrillators

Brittani Howell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Mercer has only two automated external defibrillators on campus, raising concerns that students and faculty may not have sufficient access to potentially life-saving equipment in the event of a cardiac arrest. Alan Baca, Mercer's assistance vice-preisdent for envrionmental health and safety, said the ...

Briefs: SGA introduces new award, amends student honor pledge

March 16, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

SGA announced on Monday a new annual award to recognize an administrator, faculty or staff member in honor of former Dean of Students Dr. Barry Jenkins, who is retiring this year. The Dr. Barry Jenkins Award for Ourstanding Contributions to Student Life will honor a Mercer employee each spring for commitment...

Dean unveils new general education curriculum, changes core requirements

Dean unveils new general education curriculum, changes core requirements

March 16, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Dean Lake Lambert recently unveiled a sweeping round of changes to Mercer’s general education curriculum for fall 2012, including replacing First Year Seminar and Senior Capstone classes with a new interdisciplinary program, lowering core requirements and adding a new writing focus to certain courses. The...

SGA announces university-wide recycling initiative

SGA announces university-wide recycling initiative

clewis

March 2, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

SGA president Trenton White announced on Wednesday a new campus-wide recycling initiative that will be in full swing by fall 2011 and could come into effect as early as May. Under the new plan, recycling bins for aluminum, paper and plastic products will be positioned across campus within easy reach...

Dean unveils new general education requirements

Dean unveils new general education requirements

February 27, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Dean Lake Lambert announced on Monday a sweeping round of changes to Mercer's general education curriculum for fall 2012, including replacing First Year Seminar and Senior Capstone classes with new interdisciplinary classes, lowering core requirements and adding new writing courses. The new curriculum – ...

SGA aims to save state-funded tuition grant

February 23, 2011


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Student body president Trenton White said at last week’s senate meeting that SGA plans to fight the recently renewed push from state legislators to do away with the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, a scholarship that helps subsidize tuition costs at in-state private universities like Mercer. White...

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