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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,...

Zanayed named next Speaker of SA Senate in second election

By Erin Kolb | December 2, 2012

James Zanayed won the position of senate speaker at the Student Association (SA) Senate meeting Sunday. The senator won against his opponent Senator Mike Theodore. As the SA senate speaker, Zanayed will manage all the affairs of the Senate. The Senate...

SA to redo Speaker election

By Erin Kolb | November 19, 2012

After voting on a new speaker for the Student Association (SA) Senate at a Nov. 11 meeting, the senators must decide who will be the speaker yet again. SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick said the re-election is happening because the original results of the...

Senator Domke and Senator Frank listen in on the Bill to appropriate Supplemental funds to the MAC championship in the Senate meeting on Sunday. Approximately $9000 will be used towards providing a bus ride to Detroit and food for NIU students. The game will take place on November 30th vs. Kent State at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

SA Senate to provide funds for bus trips to MAC championship, eliminates SA position

By Erin Kolb | November 18, 2012

The Student Association (SA) will fund a trip for students for the upcoming MAC Championship game. The SA Senate passed a bill to give $8,000 to help provide bus trips to the game at its meeting Sunday. The game will take place on Nov. 30 in Detroit....

SA discusses NIU Police Department changes, elects next Speaker

By Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb | November 11, 2012

According to Austin Quick, students need to demand better of NIU. At the Sunday Student Association (SA) meeting, the SA Senate speaker expressed disappointment with various issues currently affecting the university. Among them were the allegations of...

Late Night Ride is just one of many options

By Letter Writer | February 14, 2011

Last weekend's article regarding issues with the Late Night Ride Service brought up a valid point about the long wait times that many people experience while using the service. Last Friday, the Student Association Mass Transit Board met with Sgt. Alan...

Letter to the editor: Concerns about the biases of SA’s new president pro tempore are valid

By Letter writer | January 31, 2011

During the debate on the confirmation of Winnie Okafor, I brought up a letter that she had written to the Northern Star because of its racially charged tone. I was accused of taking things Ms. Okafor had written out of context, but that doesn't dismiss...

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...