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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...

Members of Alpha Epsilon Pi and B’nai B’rith International stand in silence in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust Monday in front of Cole Hall.

Students walk in silence to remember Holocaust

By Mitchell Spence | April 28, 2014

Students honored Yom Ha’Shoah and remembered the Holocaust through a silent walk Monday.The event was organized by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity partnered with Hillel, a Jewish student group, and other volunteers in remembrance of victims of the Holocaust....

Ben Donovan, Student Association Senate deputy speaker, speaks during the SA Senate meeting April 27.

SA Senate votes in fall semester’s directors

By Keith Hernandez | April 27, 2014

Student Association Senate appointed 11 directors to the 2014-2015 presidential cabinet after a lengthy debate over the qualifications of two of the candidates.SA director candidatesEnough senators expressed concern over the inexperience of Alex Martin,...

Student Association presidential candidates Randiss Hopkins (left) and Joe Frascello (right) answer questions during a debate Wednesday night in the Holmes Student Center. Hopkins said NIU should use alumni to recruit prospective students, and Frascello said NIU should make improvements to become a “fun campus.”

SA election candidates’ focus: student outreach

By Carlos Galvez | March 20, 2014

Student enrollment was discussed at the debate among Student Association executive candidates Wednesday.PresidentsSA candidates were asked to give their ideas about how they would tackle NIU President Doug Baker’s plan to increase student enrollment.“One...

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...

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...

Faculty Senate discusses state retirement legislation, hears from SA about grading

By Erin Kolb | October 31, 2012

A Student Association (SA) representative urged NIU to stop actions toward a plus/minus grading system at a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. SA Senate Clerk Chad Harris came to Faculty Senate to bring up a resolution the SA passed at their Sunday meeting...