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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...

The Student Association Senate meets Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. The Senate had a redo of last week’s senator-at-large candidates after it was discovered the Senate disobeyed SA Bylaws. In order to adhere to the bylaws, senator-at-large candidates were voted on to the Senate by a two-thirds majority and were not allowed to vote on other business matters until every senator-at-large candidate at the meeting had been voted on. 

Senate full after redo of last week

By Margaret Maka | October 19, 2014

Following last Sunday’s breach of the Student Association bylaws, eight senator-at-large candidates went before the SA Senate Sunday for another vote.Senate Speaker Dillon Domke and the Rules and Procedures committee decided to redo the vote after the...

Alexandra Meyer | Northern Star(Left to right) Jewel Stephens, Black Student Union treasurer, BSU Vice President Corey Turner and BSU President Adewale Adetunji talk to Student Association senators at the SA Senate meeting Sunday. The BSU’s request for supplemental funding sparked debate, with senators arguing if the group’s request met the requirements for the SA to provide the organization with supplemental funding.

Senators violated oath at BSU vote: Speaker

By Kelly Bauer | April 8, 2014

Vague language in Student Association bylaws made it unclear if SA senators broke their oath of office when they voted to provide the Black Student Union with $8,925 in supplemental funding Sunday, though the SA Senate speaker said they did.Supplemental...

BSU gets supplemental funding from SA Senate

By Betsy Mathew | April 7, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $8,925 in supplemental funding to the Black Student Union at Senate’s Sunday meeting.The BSU is an umbrella organization that supports at least 22 organizations on campus.“We focus on unity...

Senate’s cancelation for Super Bowl upsetting

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 3, 2014

The Student Association Senate canceled its meeting Sunday because of the Super Bowl — as if the senators didn’t need to form committees or discuss anything that is important.SA Senate has been talking about fixing voter turnout for its elections,...

SA Senate prepares for speaker elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 11, 2013

Student Association senators nominated speaker candidates at their Senate meeting Sunday. Speaker elections will be held next week.The SA speaker is the regulator of SA Senate meetings and the senators. He or she is also the acting voice of the student...