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Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

By Alex LaBee | April 8, 2015

Kendra Fleshman, of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, writes during Monday’s “Dear White People” film showing in the Holmes Student Center. Sigma Gamma Rho, which held the event, is one of the student organizations supported by the Center for Black Studies. Go to bit.ly/1y6U4cy for a list of student groups involved with the center.

Correction: This cutline said Kendra Fleshman is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, but Fleshman is not a member of the sorority.

Rep Yo Org recruits for student groups

By Andrew Roberts | March 19, 2015

The Black Student Union will use the annual Rep Yo Org event to improve recruitment and retention in student organizations by showcasing each group’s talent.The sold-out show, which starts 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg...

Weekend Guide: Feb. 19

By Northern Star staff | February 19, 2015

Whether you’re a “Hunger Games” fan or just hungry, there’s an event for you this weekend.TodayChefs at Ellington’s, a student-run restaurant in the Holmes Student Center, will prepare an Attwell meal, which includes an appetizer, entree and...

Black Student Union holds Mr. & Miss. Freshman Pageant

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2015

The Black Student Union will hold the Mr. & Miss. Freshman Pageant on Saturday.The event is 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. Entry is free. 2.21.15 @ 7pm in the Duke! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HX0VX8ajuo — Black...

Black Student Union looks for freshmen for pageant auditions

By Northern Star staff | January 14, 2015

The Black Student Union is calling on freshmen for auditions for their Mr. and Ms. Freshman BSU Pageant.Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Stevenson North Fishbowl. Two men and one woman are needed for the pageant and must have a 2.5 GPA or...

Black Student Union holds collaborative variety show

By Darius Parker | November 2, 2014

Black Student Union members hosted their first variety show Oct. 30, featuring rappers, an a capella group and dancers.The goal of the event was to highlight talent and have organizations come together in a collaborative effort, said Eugene Marshall,...

BSU, SA disagree on group’s status as umbrella organization

By Jackie Nevarez | May 1, 2014

Student Association President Jack Barry said breaches to SA bylaws spurred controversy in a supplemental funding case, according to a statement Wednesday.On April 6, SA Senate voted to allocate the Black Student Union $8,925 in supplemental funding....

SA bylaws need to be reviewed

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 29, 2014

Members of the Student Association, as representatives of the student body, should be aware of how heavy their decisions weigh on student life.The SA allocates funds gathered from student activity fees to organizations on campus.Recent events illustrate...

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...

Letter to the Editor: SA does not cater to black community

By Brian Troutman | April 13, 2014

The recent controversy over funding the Black Student Union is representative of the Student Association Senate’s issues with race.Currently, there are no black students in the Senate leadership. In my years in the SA, I have never seen a black speaker,...

SA Senate

SA Senate

By Alexandra Meyer | April 8, 2014
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.

Senators violated oath at BSU vote: Speaker

By Kelly Bauer | April 8, 2014

Vague language in Student Association bylaws made it unclear if SA senators broke their oath of office when they voted to provide the Black Student Union with $8,925 in supplemental funding Sunday, though the SA Senate speaker said they did.Supplemental...