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Members of Vanity dance team practice for the Phlip Da Script dance competition. The competition begins at 8 p.m. Friday in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Dance competition returns to campus

By Michael Malaychuk | October 1, 2015

Members of Vanity dance team practice for the Phlip Da Script dance competition. The competition begins at 8 p.m. Friday in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Student Association Senate

Student Association Senate

By Nick Smith | October 19, 2014

DeKalb Mayor John Rey visited the Skyroom Sunday during the Student Association's Senate meeting to speak to members of SA. Rey said the city and NIU are looking to bridge gaps by communicating with city departments and officials and the student body, and by reaching out to student groups and organizations.

Assign homework only once a month

By Mohammed Taha Farid | September 11, 2014

For some students, homework is a piece of cake; for others, submitting weekly assignments is a repetitive, frustrating and problematic cycle.Homework should be assigned on a monthly basis, especially if the coursework requires extra reading and research....

Alexandra Meyer | Northern Star(Left to right) Jewel Stephens, Black Student Union treasurer, BSU Vice President Corey Turner and BSU President Adewale Adetunji talk to Student Association senators at the SA Senate meeting Sunday. The BSU’s request for supplemental funding sparked debate, with senators arguing if the group’s request met the requirements for the SA to provide the organization with supplemental funding.

Bylaw violation cited in supreme court petition

By Jackie Nevarez | April 28, 2014

A junior political science major hopes his petition to the Student Association Supreme Court will educate SA Senators on the organization’s bylaws.Joseph Palmer, who was appointed director of Public Affairs for the 2014-2015 academic year by the SA...

Bill would add SA Senate elections

Bill would add SA Senate elections

By Betsy Mathew | April 17, 2014

Student Association Senate will be voting on a bill to amend the Senate election process at its April 27 meeting.Senator Alonte Holliday presented the bill, which proposed having two elections take place during the year instead of one, with one in the...

Joe Frascello, then the Student Association president-elect, talks about the Huskie electric buses to be implemented as one of the “10 goals for five years” plan during the SA Senate meeting April 13.

SA Senate approves $55K for subcommittees

By Keith Hernandez | April 14, 2014

Student Association Senate approved a projected $54,345 in annual funding for the Academic and Professional subcommittee and General Programming and Activities subcommittee for the 2015 fiscal year.Annual funding for subcommitteesThe Academic and Professional...

Elections, on-campus police to be improved

By James Green | January 27, 2014

NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips spoke about his plans for NIU’s police department at Sunday’s Student Association Senate meeting.The Senate also approved the formation of a committee to look into possible improvements for Senate elections.Phillips said...

Senator Dillon Domke told the Student Association Senate at its meeting Sunday that he wants to focus on increasing student involvement as a way to improve NIU’s retention rate. Domke was elected as the spring Senate speaker.

Domke takes Senate’s top spot

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 25, 2013

Dillon Domke was elected as the spring Student Association Senate speaker at the group’s Sunday meeting.Domke took 17 votes to beat Senator Ben Donovan’s 12 votes and Senator Alonte Holliday’s two votes. Senators Brandon Phillips and Cassie Dodd...

Student Association Speaker James Zanayed speaks at an Oct. 6 Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Centers Skyroom. The Student Association will hold elections during this Sundays meeting.

SA Senate seeks new speaker in elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 21, 2013

The Student Association Senate will review five candidates as it looks to elect a speaker Sunday.The SA Senate will elect its next speaker during its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. Board of Trustees members like chair John Butler and...

SA Senate prepares for speaker elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 11, 2013

Student Association senators nominated speaker candidates at their Senate meeting Sunday. Speaker elections will be held next week.The SA speaker is the regulator of SA Senate meetings and the senators. He or she is also the acting voice of the student...

James Zanayed, Student Association Senate speaker, discussed SA budgeting, funding, student retention and campus recreation during a Sunday night SA Senate meeting at the Skyroom of the HSC.

Rec gets $16K in SA funds

By Lark Lewis | October 6, 2013

The Student Association Senate voted to give $16,000 to the Recreation Center at a Sunday meeting.The meeting included NIU President Doug Baker talking with senators, the Senate taking action to allocate the money to the Rec and appointments of senators-at-large.The...