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Joe Frascello, newly inaugurated Student Association president, gives thanks to the SA Senate and discusses his plans to bring small electric buses to campus during the SA Inauguration May 2.

Frascello focused on involvement, transit

By Betsy Mathew | May 4, 2014

Student Association President Joe Frascello said he has big plans for his presidency, including working on student involvement, student engagement and transparency.Frascello, Vice President Raquel Chavez and Treasurer Husam Salem were inaugurated as the...

Ben Donovan, Student Association Senate deputy speaker, speaks during the SA Senate meeting April 27.

SA Senate votes in fall semester’s directors

By Keith Hernandez | April 27, 2014

Student Association Senate appointed 11 directors to the 2014-2015 presidential cabinet after a lengthy debate over the qualifications of two of the candidates.SA director candidatesEnough senators expressed concern over the inexperience of Alex Martin,...

Frascello ticket sweeps SA

By Carlos Galvez | March 27, 2014

Joe Frascello’s “A Better NIU” ticket took every Student Association executive position following Wednesday’s elections, with Frascello claiming the top spot as president.Frascello tallied 1,343 votes while presidential candidate Randiss Hopkins...

SA voter turnout zooms past last year’s

By Keisha Howerth | March 25, 2014

More than 1,600 students voted in Tuesday’s Student Association executive elections, which is about 100 more than voted over two days in last year’s elections.More than 1,500 students voted in the 2013 elections. About 750 students voted in 2012,...

Student Association presidential candidates Randiss Hopkins (left) and Joe Frascello (right) answer questions during a debate Wednesday night in the Holmes Student Center. Hopkins said NIU should use alumni to recruit prospective students, and Frascello said NIU should make improvements to become a “fun campus.”

SA election candidates’ focus: student outreach

By Carlos Galvez | March 20, 2014

Student enrollment was discussed at the debate among Student Association executive candidates Wednesday.PresidentsSA candidates were asked to give their ideas about how they would tackle NIU President Doug Baker’s plan to increase student enrollment.“One...