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Speaker Debbie Allen, a senior international relations major, delivering topic points during Fridays SGA meeting. The meeting discussed the confirmation of directors of student life and chief of staff. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

SGA confirms director of student life

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | April 23, 2023

Correction: This piece has been updated to reflect that Duane Meighan has not been confirmed as chief of staff. DeKALB – The Student Government Association confirmed a director of student life for the SGA cabinet. Both the director of student...

Student Government Association candidate profiles

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association is the organization of representatives elected by the student body, who are responsible for funding and supporting student events and organizations on campus. The following candidates are running for student...

The Center for Black Studies, located at 621 West Lincoln Highway.

SGA fails to sign petition on behalf of Black students

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – The NIU Student Government Association failed to approve a petition meant for the office of President Lisa Freeman which would outline the grievances Black students have on campus. The petition included charges of over-policing Black events,...

The Castle Drive Black Lives Matter mural after being painted in 2020 (top) and in April 2022 after two years of fading due to weather. On Friday, the Student Government Association proposed a petition for NIU to address concerns such as performative activism and representation of diversity in NIUs staff. (Northern Star File Photo)

SGA proposed petition criticizes NIU’s efforts at inclusion

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | February 5, 2023

DeKALB - Amid growing concerns of what it's calling NIU’s inactivity toward racism and lack of diversity on campus, the Student Government Association has proposed a petition to shed light on student concerns. The proposed petition was co-authored...