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Candidates square off in debate; early polls say Perme in the lead

SGA presidential candidates President Pro Tempore Victoria Ferree and Sophomore Senator Creighton Perme field questions from the student body after they answered questions from each other, student media and the SGA electorial board. - Photo Credit: Nick Widener

After the SGA presidential debate, early polling has sophomore Senator Creighton Perme with a slim lead. Of the 75 students who participated in SGA’s poll after the Monday debate, 47.5 percent voted Perme, while 46.3 percent voted President Pro Tempore Victoria Ferree. The debate began with each candidate asking questions they prepared for each other. [...]

February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Lead stories,News | Read More »

Presidential candidates announced

The candidates for the Student Government Association presidency have been announced. President Pro Tempore Victoria Ferree and Sophomore Senator Creighton Perme are running against each other. Ferree, a junior accounting major, has been on SGA for the past two years. She said one of the main ideas in her platform as president is to promote [...]

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Homecoming budget shrinks, bands multiply, SGA deposits

Down $3,370 from last year, the Homecoming budget broke the pattern of a steady increase over the past couple of years dropping to $78,960. The decrease is a result of lower enrollment. Money for the annual event comes from the Student Activity Fee, 8 percent of which is allocated for Homecoming. $64,960 of the budget [...]

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Six new senators fill vacancies for Spring semester

This week a new senator was appointed to SGA after another resignation. This resignation marks the sixth one since the end of Fall semester. The resignations came from Senior Senator Brian Gelfand and Sophomore Senator Peter Russell because their class schedule conflicted with the weekly senate meeting time; from Senior Senator Patrick Hall taking an [...]

February 7th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gloriana and Jerrod Niemann to play Homecoming

Homecoming theme: ‘When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville’ Gloriana and Jerrod Niemann will be co-headlining this year’s Homecoming concert. The theme this year is the quote, “When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville,” which comes from a collection of letters, “The Habit of Being,” by Flannery O’Connor, who graduated from [...]

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Town hall invites student, faculty opinion of Chick-fil-A on campus

Connor Johnson responds to a student’s question as part of SGA’s town hall meeting designed to educate the campus on the Chick-fil-A resoultion. - Photo Credit: Mark Watkins

Results of review: no contract violation The Student Government Association hosted a Town Hall on Wednesday in Magnolia Ballroom to discuss the findings of the committee tasked with reviewing the contract between Sodexo and Chick-fil-A. The committee, as well as Kyle Cullars, assistant vice president of auxiliary services, found there to be no breach of contract [...]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Lead stories,News | Read More »