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Five freshman senators elected to Student Government Association

Graphic provided by SGA

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2020

Mercer’s freshman class of 2024 elected their class senators to the Student Government Association this past month.

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

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.

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.

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

Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.

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. 

Student government gears up for the year ahead

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.

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.

SGA begins planning for next semester

Michaela Jones will serve as SGA vice president next year. Photo courtesy Michaela Jones

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 23, 2019

Adam Penland and Michaela Jones want to make mental health, dining options and parking improvements priorities on campus.

Autism Speaks U becomes official campus organization

SGA approves Autism Speaks as an official campus organization.

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

Autism Speaks U Mercer University is the newest student organization on campus. The motion to formally recognize the group passed unanimously in the Student Government Association Senate Monday evening resulted in an applause. Led by Sam Osakue, Autism Speaks U will focus on bringing the Mercer community tog...

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...

Freshman Senators join the table

Chantha takes the classic photo with Jesse Mercer's statue.

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 14, 2015

Every fall, five freshman join the SGA senate table with a plan to leave their mark on Mercer. This year's class president is Alexandra Kirschbaum, the only girl of the freshman senator set. She was class president for three years in high school and said that she is going to work hard to reach...

New Study rooms at Tarver Library

New study rooms at Tarver Library

September 3, 2015

Tarver Library opened 18 new study rooms on September 1 after hearing in April that students wanted more space and more options. Eleven of these rooms are 24 hour study rooms on the first floor, in addition to seven new study rooms on the 3rd floor. Some of them are designed for individual study...

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