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Congressman Randy Hultgren speaks with Al Davis, General Manager
of Huskie Bus regarding the Huskie Bus system.

Student Association has busy summer

By Felix Sarver | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | While many students worked summer jobs or spent time at the beach this summer, members of NIU's Student Association were at work for the fall semester.Meetings with congressmen and planning the Huskie Shuffle were two of the biggest projects...

Senators Derek Koegel and Mike Theodore introduce a service project to the Student Association Senate Sunday night.

Rec Center to receive $100K from SA

By Shaun Zinck & Felix Sarver | May 2, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate allocated $100,000 to the Campus Recreation Center to update and purchase equipment during its final meeting of the academic year Sunday night. The money is coming from the Student Association’s General Reserve...

SA confirms new members, amends bylaws and approves supplemental funding

By Jacqueline Evans and Danny Cozzi | April 10, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate confirmed new members to the various branches of the SA as well as amended bylaws during its Sunday night meeting. The Senate voted to confirm Brandon Hunter as the 2011-12 SA Chief of Staff. Austin Quick, speaker...

SA treasurer candidate Jeremy Sanchez was appointed as treasurer, replacing Darrell Nelson.

New treasurer appointed in emergency SA Senate meeting

By Matt Liparota and Shaun Zinck | March 29, 2011

DeKalb | The Student Association Senate unanimously confirmed Jeremy Sanchez as SA treasurer in an emergency Senate meeting Tuesday night. The Senate held an emergency meeting to fill the vacancy left by former treasurer Darrell Nelson. Nelson resigned...

SA Senate makes changes to the bylaws

By Jacqueline Evans | March 20, 2011

Student Association directors will now be confirmed at the end of the spring semester rather than the fall semester. The SA Senate approved an amendment to Part I, Article III, Section 4.A of the SA Bylaws during its Sunday night meeting. In previous...

Student Association allocated $2,026 in supplemental funding

By Jacqueline Evans | March 7, 2011

The Student Association allocated $2,026 in supplemental funding Sunday night. Supporting Opportunities for Latinos was allocated $626 for a 3-3 soccer tournament on April 23. The Senate debated at length about SOL's request, which was originally $769....

Austin Quick speaks to the Student Association Senate Sunday night, making his pitch to be the next Speaker of the Senate. Quick was elected by an 18-11 vote.

SA senate switches speaker of the senate, supplemental funding is handed out

By Kyla Gardner | February 21, 2011

DeKALB| The Student Association Senate voted Senator Austin Quick as speaker of the senate Sunday night after former Speaker Jeremy Peters stepped down Wednesday. Peters said he stepped down to focus on his academics and for personal reasons. “I appreciated...

Speaker of the Senate Jeremy Peters speaks at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday night at the Sky Room in Holmes Student Center.

SA Senate ousts appointed director of transit

By Kyla Gardner and Jacqueline Evans | January 23, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate voted to deny the confirmation of Luke Walter, junior finance major, as director of mass transit 6-20 Sunday night. After Jonathan Kite's resignation on Nov. 18, SA President Erik Calmeyer appointed Josh Venaas...

SA does not have a problem with SSDP’s mission, but potential funding

By Letter Writer | November 17, 2010

There has been a lot written about the Student Association Senate and its dealings with the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy. On Tuesday, the leaders of SSDP wrote a letter stating that we were treating them unfairly and specifically stated that...

SSDP has been treated unfairly by the SA

By Letter Writers | November 15, 2010

In response to Thursday's letter written by Senator Austin Quick, we wanted to take this opportunity to respond to some things we have a problem with. In his letter, Quick writes "...[All student organizations] deserve to be heard by their student leaders...

There is a difference between an education and military service

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

Thank you to the people of NIU and DeKalb. Last Thursday there were numerous Veterans Day ceremonies locally, such as free dinner for veterans at Applebee's (the steak was great) and numerous free oil change locations throughout DeKalb and Sycamore (which...

SA discusses Good Samaritan Policy, possible printing charges

By Jacqueline Evans and Kyla Gardner | November 7, 2010

The Student Association Senate debated the Good Samaritan Policy, recognized Life Changing Ministries and was presented with the possibility of printing charges on Sunday night. The Good Samaritan Policy is a health protection strategy used on some campuses...