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Student Association President Nathan Lupstein works at his desktop on May 4 in the Campus Activities Board office. Lupstein wants to incorporate sexual assault awareness into UNIV 101/202.  

Lupstein talks student engagement, change for SA executive goals

By Augustin Zehnder | May 4, 2015

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein said his newly-inaugurated ticket will look to create an app that would allow students to voice ideas and find answers to questions about the SA.Lupstein and his ticket, the Voice of Change, faced disqualification...

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Student Association Senator Jake Swick resigned Wednesday night due to allegations of disclosing election information as an SA Board of Elections member.Swick was to appear before the SA Senate on Sunday to face charges of giving election information...

SA Academic Affairs director resigned due to personal, academic reasons

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Alex Martin, former Student Association director of Academic Affairs, said he resigned last week because of family and school obligations.Martin and Director of Governmental Affairs Ben Donovan resigned from the SA shortly after the SA executive elections...

Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association directors Ben Donovan and Alex Martin resign from SA

By Margaret Maka | April 8, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

5 things to learn from the Student Association executive election

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 2, 2015

This year’s Student Association executive election was a mess. It didn’t need to be.The election devolved into battles between the Voice of Change ticket, the Standing for Every Student ticket and the Board of Elections. The tickets accused each other...

Nathan Lupstein, Voice of Change presidential candidate, talks to students in front of DuSable Hall on Wednesday. The Voice of Change ticket has been disqualified from the 2015 SA executive elections.

Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket wins 2015 Student Association executive election

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

The Voice of Change ticket has won the 2015 Student Association executive election after its disqualification was lifted Tuesday at an SA Supreme Court hearing.Nathan Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket won every SA executive position. Lupstein gained...

2015 Student Association executive election timeline

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

Here is a look at highlights from the 2015 Student Association executive election. [View the story "2015 Student Association executive election timeline " on Storify]

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

We will not be silenced: Lupstein accusations amount to attempt to intimidate Star

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 26, 2015

The Northern Star found its First Amendment rights under attack by Student Association executive candidates Wednesday. The Editorial Board will not stand for this.A Wednesday petition from the Nathan Lupstein ticket to the SA Supreme Court alleged the...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

Donovan ticket calls for disqualification of Lupstein ticket in SA elections, citing intimidation

By Kelly Bauer | March 25, 2015

The Standing for Every Student ticket has called for the Voice of Change ticket to be disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for intimidating voters, disrupting an academic environment and littering, among other charges.Robert...

Presidential candidate

2015 Student Association executive election guide

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

It's Election Day at NIU as seven candidates vie for positions in the Student Association executive branch.Follow @NIUNorthernStar on Twitter for 24/7 updates. Read below for information on voting, candidate profiles and more. WHEN IS VOTING?9 a.m. Tuesday...

NIU Forensics takes 2nd in division at Novice Nationals Tournament

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

NIU Forensics placed second in the nation in its division at the March 13-15 Novice Nationals Tournament.The team also picked up awards at the Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament. Ben Donovan and Steven Cyhaniuk, who formed a debate...