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Senate approves neutrality in bylaws

By Margaret Maka | November 2, 2014

Student Association Senate has approved a bill to enforce neutral viewpoints among SA members, as in the selection of SA Senators.The bill, approved at Sunday’s SA Senate meeting, requires all SA officials involved in the Senate’s vacancy approval...

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...

SA confirms new members, amends bylaws and approves supplemental funding

By Jacqueline Evans and Danny Cozzi | April 10, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate confirmed new members to the various branches of the SA as well as amended bylaws during its Sunday night meeting. The Senate voted to confirm Brandon Hunter as the 2011-12 SA Chief of Staff. Austin Quick, speaker...

SA bylaws clarify some groups’ purpose

By Letter Writer | November 10, 2010

In response to the letter Wednesday regarding recent changes in the SA bylaws, the letter writer must understand that the only thing we have done is clearly spell out what qualifies a group to be classified as a "religious or political." There were no...

SA deserves praise for new bylaws policy

By Editorial Board | November 8, 2010

Is atheism a religion? Is a group that openly supports a position on abortion still just a social group? Is lobbying for the decriminalization of marijuana a political activity? There are no right answers here, and the answers are really up for debate...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa participate in the Spring 2010 Tugs event. A Monday night IFC meeting determined that IFC-recognized house teams cannot exceed more than 120 members and no more than two houses can form one tugs team.

IFC makes tugs rule changes

By David Matz | October 18, 2010

At the weekly Interfraternity Council (IFC) meeting on Monday, the council deliberated and voted on a selection of rules to add to the council's bylaws regarding the IFC Tugs competition. Representatives from IFC-recognized fraternities voted on rules...