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Late Night Ride needs fix

By Kim Randall | April 3, 2014

There is a lot of work to be done in order to make Late Night Ride become the system it can and should be: fast, smooth and painless.A March 24 NIU Today release said the Student Association and the Department of Police and Public Safety released a survey...

Letter to the Editor: Bass fishing club deserved funding

By Dillon Domke | March 26, 2014

I would like to take a moment to address this past Monday’s Northern Star article on the supplemental funding given to the Bass Fishing Club.First, it was not mentioned that without some kind of extra funding, this club would almost no longer exist.In...

SA approves $16K for bass fishing club

By Jackie Nevarez | March 24, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $16,000 in supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club.The resolution called for supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club. The Bass Fishing Club asked for the funding to buy a boat to use...

SA leaders push for vocal grievance policy support

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2014

University Council will vote on whether to pass a student grievance policy on April 2.The grievance policy would give students due process to resolve issues and prevent future students from experiencing similar problems, said Bill Pitney, chair of the...

Grievance policy going to UC

By Carlos Galvez | March 3, 2014

Student Association leaders warned senators a student grievance policy may face a challenge at University Council at the SA Senate meeting Sunday.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke addressed the grievance policy, which is meant to target students who feel...

Race sparks discussion at SA

By Jackie Nevarez | February 24, 2014

The Student Association Senate’s guest speaker spoke about the origin of Black History Month, leading to some disagreement among senators Sunday.Guest speakerDerrick Smith, academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies and adviser to the Black...

Kelly Iseli, sophomore electrical engineering major, places her vote tuesday for the Student Association Senate at DuSable Hall in September 2013.

Know about SA executive elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 23, 2014

Students need to ensure the right people are speaking on their behalf by being aware of the upcoming Student Association elections.SA elections will be March 24 and 25. Walking through the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons in fall, I saw Dillon Domke, now...

Circus appearance canceled by weather

Circus appearance canceled by weather

By Rachel Scaman | February 18, 2014

The show will not go on for the Circus Spectacular, whose planned Convocation Center performance drew ire from some students and faculty members.The George Carden circus visit — which had been set for March 4 — was canceled because of “inclement...

A Student Association Senate standing vote was almost unanimous as senators voted to pass a resolution that asks NIU to cancel Circus Spectacular. The vote was part of the SA Senate’s meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center.

SA votes ‘no’ to circus show

By Rachel Scaman | February 17, 2014

The Circus Spectacular will not come to the Convocation Center if the Student Association Senate has its way.SA Senate decided on a new Board of Elections Committee as well as a resolution to show the Senate does not support the Circus Spectacular coming...

Revitalizing NIU a balancing game

By Allison Krecek | February 11, 2014

NIU’s Master Plan Thesis would transform the campus with “green” buildings and more activities for students, but the ideas don’t come without worries.The main goals of the Master Plan Thesis, developed under NIU President Doug Baker, are to add...

Baker plan would ‘redefine’ NIU

By Alissa Jacob | February 10, 2014

A consultant to NIU President Doug Baker showed the Student Association Senate how the university will change to attract and retain students at the Senate’s meeting Sunday.Ron Walters, a consultant to Baker, presented the Master Plan Thesis, which outlines...

SA senate works outside of Sunday meeting

By Dillon Domke | February 6, 2014

Dillon DomkeStudent Association Senate speaker, sophomore finance majorI would like to take a moment to reflect upon the Perspective column written this past Monday about the Senate’s Super Bowl cancellation.First and foremost, I do realize there are...