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Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) speaks with a group of
NIU students during Wednesdays March on Springfield. The students
asked Pritchard questions about why the state has delayed paying
NIU the money it owes the university.

Students rally in Springfield to support MAP grant funding

By Kelly Bauer | October 26, 2011

College students need grant money, and they're willing to fight for it. NIU students marched on Illinois' capitol Wednesday, intent on gaining support for increased - or, at least, a stabilization - of monetary award program (MAP) grant funding. Delonte...

SA Senate votes down bill, recognizes Social Media Consultants

By Felix Sarver | October 23, 2011

Greek governing councils will not be able to judge if a Greek organization is eligible for permanent Student Association recognition. The SA Senate voted down a bill Sunday in which governing councils would be able to approve an organization's eligibility...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

SA Senate discusses recognition of disbanded student organizations

By Felix Sarver | October 16, 2011

If a student group is absent from campus for more than one academic year,it must now re-apply for Student Association Senate recognition.A bill to amend bylaws concerning the recognition process of disbanded or absent organizations was passed unanimously...

University Council speaks out on ‘disheartening’ editorial cartoon

By Andrea Azzo | October 5, 2011

Student representatives on the University Council said the Northern Star misleads students about campus safety during Wednesday's meeting. Nick Bender, a member of the College of Business student advisory council, said an editorial cartoon published in...

Black Student Union shake-up doing ‘more harm than good’

By Matt Liparota | October 5, 2011

Call it a tale of two presidents. After the Student Association Supreme Court ruled to uphold Darren Howard's election as Black Student Union President last week, other members of the organization voted to impeach Howard. As it stands, Khiry Johnson,...

Letter: Some things are not funny

October 5, 2011

It should come as no secret to anyone that there are questions on the safety of our campus. It also should come as no secret that students feel more needs to be done to make our community safer. In today's Northern Star, the editors decided to print a...

SA senate election sees decline in voter turnout

By Felix Sarver | September 28, 2011

Voter turnout for this year's Student Association Senate election fell from last year, continuing a steady decrease since 2009.The race concluded last night with 937 votes counted. Forty students were elected, which constitutes a full Senate.In 2010,...

Prospective SA senator taken off ballot after intimidation claims

By Felix Sarver | September 27, 2011

The Student Association Board of Elections disqualified a candidate from the senate race Tuesday, the first day of elections. District 4 Candidate David Turner was intimidating a voter and campaigning within the direct vicinity of a polling station at...

Student Association Elections Commissioner Robert Lausch speaks
to students about running for the SA Senate at Tuesdays
informational meeting. Candidates must have their election packets
in by Friday and campaigning will begin Sept. 14.

SA Senate meeting mandatory for prospective Senators

By Felix Sarver | September 6, 2011

For students interested in campus politics, there's still time to get involved. The Student Association will host a second candidate meeting for prospective SA Senators at 7 p.m. tonight in the Campus Life Building Suite 180. The meeting is mandatory...

Faculty Senate discusses Illinois debt, adds SA representative

By Matt Liparota | August 31, 2011

"Welcome to another wonderful year at Faculty Senate."With these words Wednesday afternoon, Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum opened another year for the legislative body and urged its members - which counts one voting member for each university...

DeKalb Mayor Kris Polvsen shakes hands with DeKalb resident while 5th Ward Alderman Ron Naylor looks on in 2011.

DeKalb City Council tackles issues concerning the public library and economic development

By Junae Bennett | August 22, 2011

Dee Cover shared some interesting news during her report at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday night.The DeKalb Public Library executive director explained that the 80-year-old library, located at 309 Oak St. in DeKalb, flooded Saturday.Cover said...