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Student Association Senator Robert Kreml talks about the addition of an ad hoc committee, of which he is chairman, on April 11 at SA Senate in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate to amend election bylaws

By Ashley Morse | April 13, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering 12 amendments to its bylaws to reflect the move to online elections.The 2015 executive elections saw the SA’s first use of online voting through HuskieLink, a social media platform for student groups. Now,...

5 things to learn from the Student Association executive election

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 2, 2015

This year’s Student Association executive election was a mess. It didn’t need to be.The election devolved into battles between the Voice of Change ticket, the Standing for Every Student ticket and the Board of Elections. The tickets accused each other...

SA Supreme Court lifts disqualification for Voice of Change

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court lifted executive election ticket Voice of Change’s disqualification at a Tuesday hearing.The Voice of Change ticket was sanctioned by the SA Board of Elections for excessive litter of campaign material, failure...

SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations

SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations

By Alexandra Meyer | March 23, 2015

Correction: In a March 23 article, “SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations,” the Northern Star reported that Black Male Initiative asked and received $400 in supplemental funding from the Student Association Senate...

SA should do more to recruit candidates

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2015

The Student Association should have done more to recruit candidates for this year’s executive elections.Executive elections will decide the SA’s president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Students must attend a candidates’ meeting,...

Students must vote in executive elections so all voices are heard

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | March 15, 2015

Students should vote in the Student Association executive elections so they can have representatives who will voice their opinions to NIU administrators.The SA’s main job is to allocate $7 million in student fees to cover the needs of students. That...

2 teams form for Student Association executive elections

By Northern Star staff | March 15, 2015

The 2015 Student Association executive election candidates have split into two tickets as campaigning continues in anticipation of the March 24 and 25 election.According to the SA bylaws’ campaign regulations, candidates can choose to run in teams.The...

Student Association Senator David White discusses his bill to move SA executive elections to online voting during Sunday’s SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. White said online voting would increase voter participation, but other senators said turnout would be better increased with advertising.

SA Senate moves voting online

By Ashley Morse | March 2, 2015

After a nearly 90-minute debate on the effectiveness of online voting, the Student Association Senate passed a bill, 20-12, that would allow students to vote online for the SA executive election.Polling stations in DuSable Hall, the Holmes Student Center,...

SA Senator David White

Officials want 5K turnout for Student Association executive elections

By Ashley Morse | February 23, 2015

Student Association Senator David White said he hopes to increase turnout to 5,000 students as the newly appointed SA election board’s commissioner.As commissioner, White is responsible for hiring poll workers, administering elections, holding a debate...

Student Association gets more input in NIUs program prioritization

Student Association gets more input in NIU’s program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 23, 2015

Administrators have agreed to allow for more student participation in program prioritization committees after pushback from the Student Association.An SA Senate resolution that had its first reading Feb. 15 stated the SA’s “diminishing faith in the...

Student Association gets more input in NIUs program prioritization (SA Senate, Feb. 22, 2015)

Student Association gets more input in NIU’s program prioritization (SA Senate, Feb. 22, 2015)

By Ryan Ocasio | February 23, 2015

Student Association Senator David White (center) speaks during Sunday’s SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center. White had concerns about how student input will be used in program prioritization, though NIU officials announced they will add two...

Student Spotlight: David White says involvement central to campus life

By Keith Hernandez | September 15, 2014

David White said community involvement has provided him with invaluable life experience.The senior political science major has been involved with organizations across campus as he seeks to gain more experience, and he encourages other students to do the...