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Room 405 of the Holmes Student Center in the Holmes Tower. The SGAs past Public Affairs meetings have been canelled or moved online. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

SGA violates OMA, promises better fall semester

By Rachel Cormier and Bridgette Fox | April 24, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association has continuously failed to upload minutes and agendas for every SGA meeting online to Huskie Hub, violating the Open Meetings Act. The Northern Star became aware of this on April 11 and April 18 when attempting...

Speaker Debbie Allen, a senior international relations major, delivering topic points during Fridays SGA meeting. The meeting discussed the confirmation of directors of student life and chief of staff. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

SGA confirms director of student life

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | April 23, 2023

Correction: This piece has been updated to reflect that Duane Meighan has not been confirmed as chief of staff. DeKALB – The Student Government Association confirmed a director of student life for the SGA cabinet. Both the director of student...

Sid Kincaid (left), an alum and former SGA senator, Speaker Dallas Douglass and Senator Chris English sitting during Fridays SGA meeting. Douglass announced he will be stepping down from the position of speaker. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Dallas Douglass steps down as speaker of senate

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | April 15, 2023

DeKALB – After nearly four years of service, Speaker Dallas Douglass has announced his plans to step down as speaker of the Student Government Association. Serving as speaker of the senate since March 2021, Douglass announced his departure at Friday's...

Speaker Dallas Douglass reads from the agenda during the SGA senate’s meeting on Friday. The agenda featured a digital public comment from SGA alumn Jacob Burg, who criticized the SGA’s recent actions and performance. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Alum criticizes SGA for ‘rash decision making’

By Evan Mellon and Bridgette Fox | April 10, 2023

Clarification: The public comment by Jacob Berg was submitted as an email and read by Speaker Dallas Douglass. DeKALB – The usual calm of the Student Government Association senate’s weekly meeting was disrupted by an alum’s public comment,...

Executive Vice President Faculty Senate President Ismael Montana (left) and Provost Beth Ingram listen to SGA Speaker Dallas Douglas give a report detailing SGA’s recent activities to the university council. (Evan Mellon | Northern Star)

University Council considers new minor, dissolving old major

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – According to a report from the University Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees, a request has been made to dissolve two academic programs and add another. The UACBOT, which is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees, created...

The entrance to the Housing and Residential Services sits empty over the weekend in Neptune East. Emmanuel Corpuz has been appointed to the Student Government Association Senate, representing University Housing at NIU. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

SGA appoints new University Housing representative

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | January 22, 2023

The Student Government Association confirmed Emmanuel Corpuz, a junior mechatronics engineering major, to the Senate. Corpuz will represent University Housing. “As a current Neptune resident, I am not blind to these issues we face on campus,” Corpuz...