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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...

Senators Mathew Dunn, Blake Goldman, and Derek Koegel bowed their heads and closed their eyes after Speaker of the Senate Austin Quick requested for a moment of silence to pay respect to Huskie David Bogenberger who passed away this past Friday November 2, 2012.

SA Senate discusses future of Huskie Bus system

By Felix Sarver | November 4, 2012

The Huskie Bus system may face a financial crisis. Student Association (SA) President Delonte LeFlore called on the SA’s senators to help with the bus system at the SA meeting Sunday. LeFlore said the SA may withstand additional costs for maintaining...

Elections begin for Homecoming King, Queen

Elections begin for Homecoming King, Queen

By Kyle Boyd | October 9, 2012

The election for Homecoming king and queen will begin today. Dain Gotto, assistant director of the Campus Activities Board, said this year’s Homecoming court is special. Last year’s Homecoming elections poll showed roughly 1,100 ballots, and he expects...

Greek life about service, scholarship

By Cierria McPerryman | October 8, 2012

For Cara Prock, people who view Greek Row negatively are not informed on what Greek life is about. The Panhellenic Council president said Greek life is about scholarship, leadership, community service, brotherhood and sisterhood. “Students could overcome...

Teresa Bozikis, director of Academic Affairs, speaks about the This I Believe essay contest at Sundays SA senate meeting. Five students and five faculty members will read their essays in the Carl Sandburg Audiorium on April 4.

SA Senate cuts funding to organizations that restrict membership

By Felix Sarver | April 1, 2012

Student organizations will now be able to restrict membership, though they will lose Student Association funding if they choose to do so. The SA Senate passed a bill Sunday allowing student organizations to maintain their status as an SA-recognized organization...