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The entrance to the Housing and Residential Services sits empty over the weekend in Neptune East. Emmanuel Corpuz has been appointed to the Student Government Association Senate, representing University Housing at NIU. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

SGA appoints new University Housing representative

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | January 22, 2023

The Student Government Association confirmed Emmanuel Corpuz, a junior mechatronics engineering major, to the Senate. Corpuz will represent University Housing. “As a current Neptune resident, I am not blind to these issues we face on campus,” Corpuz...

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

By Kierra Frazier | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association is looking to double voter turnout in this year’s elections. Students are being advised to vote in this upcoming SA election at the end of March because SA leaders said it affects them in more ways than they think. SA...

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — SA voted to re-establish an ad-hoc committee Sunday to revise and reevaluate the Election Policy as a result of the discrepancies last election season.An ad-hoc committee is a temporary committee voted upon by the senate to serve a particular...

SA Senate votes to appoint spring Board of Elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 21, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate voted to appoint members to the Board of Elections and select a chairperson for the 2019 Elections during its Sunday meeting.SA elections are held every spring to elect students to the executive branch as the...

Student Association Senate election revote needed

Student Association Senate election revote needed

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2017

DeKALB | The Student Association will hold a special election after its Board of Elections found the Senate election results invalid, according to a written statement released by SA. The Board of Elections found a data entry error with the Senate ballot.The...

Letter to the Editor: Decisions made by SA Supreme Court troubling

By Chris Michels | April 26, 2015

The recent decisions by the NIU Student Association Supreme Court are troubling and set a dangerous precedent.In its third opinion, regarding improper adhesives, the court in a 5-0 decision ruled that they will look at whether there is sufficient grounds...

SA Supreme Court: SA should enact regulations for online voting

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court, in its opinion, “highly encourages” the SA to enact regulations concerning electronic voting for elections.The court released its opinions Tuesday on the hearings surrounding the contentious 2015 SA executive...

Lupstein selects Lezon for SA chief of staff

By Northern Star staff | April 14, 2015

Student Association Senator Gregory Lezon has been appointed chief of staff for the 2015-16 academic year by SA President-elect Nathan Lupstein, said Chief of Staff Chad Harris.The SA chief of staff works under the president and oversees the executive...

Senator Swick resigns due to charges of disclosing election information

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

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

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...

SA Supreme Court lifts disqualification for Voice of Change

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court lifted executive election ticket Voice of Change’s disqualification at a Tuesday hearing.The Voice of Change ticket was sanctioned by the SA Board of Elections for excessive litter of campaign material, failure...

Voice of Change ticket found not guilty of voter intimidation

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court found the Voice of Change executive election ticket not guilty of voter intimidation at a Tuesday hearing.Robert Kreml, who was running for vice president for the Standing for Every Student ticket, petitioned the...