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Senator Cole Hensley (right) gives his speech for speaker of the Senate to the SGA. Cole Hensley will be speaker of the Senate for the 55th session for the next academic year.

Cole Hensley named SGA speaker for Fall 2023

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 30, 2023

DeKALB – Cole Hensley was named the Student Government Association’s speaker of the Senate with a vote of 11 to 6 against interim Speaker Debbie Allen. Hensley advocated for more disciplined leadership in his speech where he said he would hold...

The Center for Black Studies, located at 621 West Lincoln Highway.

SGA fails to sign petition on behalf of Black students

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – The NIU Student Government Association failed to approve a petition meant for the office of President Lisa Freeman which would outline the grievances Black students have on campus. The petition included charges of over-policing Black events,...

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, News Reporter | 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...