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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,...

Student Association Supreme Court upholds Howard’s election to Black Student Union

By Matt Liparota | September 26, 2011

Today, the Student Association Supreme Court announced it will uphold the election of Darren Howard, Black Student Union president. Howard, who won the BSU presidency in April's executive elections, was dismissed after other BSU executives claimed to...

BSU needs to get its act together

By Kiara Herring | September 6, 2011

Generally on large college campuses like NIU, a lot of minority groups may feel underrepresented. Luckily for NIU, minority students have organizations such as Black Student Union (BSU) to help alleviate some of the problems they face on a daily basis...

SA EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS | Student trustee candidate profiles

By Jacqueline Evans | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Elections for the Student Association executive cabinet are Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the final installment of all candidates running for the four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Jaemin Robertson Year/Major:...

Black Student Union petitions to increase diversity in NIU faculty

By Jacqueline Evans | January 18, 2011

The Black Student Union (BSU) has pledged their support for the petition to increase ethnically diverse faculty at NIU, created through BSU member Sarah Theodore-Young. "The petition was an idea I developed after speaking with a group of friends about...

College of Education creates program for freshmen interested in teaching

By Jacqueline Evans | December 1, 2010

The NIU College of Education created the Themed Learning Community Program (TLC) for NIU students interested in becoming teachers. In correlation with the Clinton Rosette Middle School's Black Student Union, both NIU and the middle school formed a service...

BSU bring’s back NIU’s “Lifeline” magazine

By Katie Zak | August 24, 2010

The Black Student Union will revive an on-campus magazine starting in September. Lifeline magazine was last published in 2006 and will be brought back to NIU with the help of several members of the BSU. "The first issue will be a trial issue," said Deldric...