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Austin Quick speaks to senators about suicide prevention and bullying on campus and around the country at Sundays SA meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA Senate announces ‘We Are Huskies’ campaign

By Felix Sarver | March 18, 2012

A new campaign for student leaders was announced at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday. The “We Are Huskies” campaign will try to make NIU a safe place for everyone and make them feel like a member of the Huskie family, Senate Speaker Austin...

Linda Sons talks about the Faculty und Foundation Scholarships at the Faculty Senate Meeting Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center.

Faculty Senate discusses changes to faculty workload policy

By Joe Palmer | March 7, 2012

The Faculty Senate met Wednesday and discussed possible changes to workload policies for faculty. The current workload policies are handled on a college basis, and no university-wide policy currently exists. The current policy draft was put to the floor...

SA Senate debates wording on executive elections ballot

By Felix Sarver | March 4, 2012

On Sunday, the Student Association Senate indefinitely postponed a resolution to gather student opinions on the ballot for the upcoming executive elections. The Senate debated what questions they should ask students on the ballot. The questions proposed...

SA Senate passes resolution regarding pedestrians

By Felix Sarver | February 26, 2012

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution for pedestrians, postponed funding for a rugby team and inducted two new senators Sunday. The Senate passed a resolution to promote a state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks....

Student health insurance fees to increase

By Linze Griebenow | February 20, 2012

Beginning in Fall 2012, student health insurance fees will rise by $146.At a Feb. 15 Board of Trustees meeting, Board Vice Chair Robert Boey said a "major contributor" to the fee increase is the "dramatic" 17.9 percent rise in health insurance premiums...

SA Senate discusses safety on campus

SA Senate discusses safety on campus

By Felix Sarver | January 29, 2012

The Student Association Senate discussed campus and traffic safety and the grievance policy for its first meeting of the semester Sunday.Senator James Zanayed said the DeKalb Safe and Quality Housing Task Force gathered crime statistics and determined...

Austin Quick, Student Association Speaker of the Senate,
addresses the senators during the final meeting Sunday night in the
Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

SA Senate supports new police station at meeting Sunday

By Felix Sarver | December 4, 2011

The Student Association Senate showed support for the construction of a new police station during the last meeting of the year Sunday. Senate Speaker Austin Quick said DeKalb purchased the area on Lincoln Highway where a new police station will be built....

SA Senate discusses campus facilities, bond revenue, new senator at meeting Sunday

By Felix Sarver | November 20, 2011

The Student Association Senate discussed campus bond revenue, transferred funds and inducted a new senator Sunday at its shortest meeting of the semester to date. During his report, Senate Speaker Austin Quick claimed students are not getting their dollar's...

Former SA member says organization discourages activism

By Felix Sarver | November 17, 2011

Former Student Association Senator Jeremy Orbach said he wants to protest the SA because he says the organization discourages activism. Orbach was dropped from the SA Senate Nov. 6 for four absences, Senate Speaker Austin Quick said. According to the...

Cole Hall to reopen this spring

By Matt Liparota | November 16, 2011

It's official: Cole Hall will reopen as a classroom building for the spring 2012 semester, as discussed in a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. The building, closed since the Feb. 14, 2008 shootings and currently under renovation, will begin housing classes...

Two SA Supreme Court justices impeached Sunday, one Senator dropped

By Felix Sarver | November 6, 2011

Two Student Association Supreme Court justices were impeached, several senators were inducted and one senator was dropped at the SA Senate meeting Sunday. Justices Ryan Hebda and Courtney Hogan were impeached for neglecting their duties and lack of attendance....

Bill Nicklas, associate vice president for institutional
planning and sustainability, speaks to the Student Association
Senate Sunday night in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student

Two SA senators removed from office Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 30, 2011

The Student Association Senate went through several changes in its staff and passed a bill allocating funds to SA subcommittees. Former Senators Steven Ray Vaughn and Daniela Miteva resigned from the Senate due to scheduling conflicts, Senate Speaker...