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SA needs to promote It’s On Us campaign

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 15, 2015

The Student Association must do more to promote the It’s On Us campaign to prevent sexual assault.It’s On Us is a nationwide campaign to prevent and educate people on sexual assault. The SA, a participant in the campaign, held a Week of Action where...

SA President Frascello supports Senate’s call for student veteran support

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello announced his support Friday for a Feb. 22 SA Senate resolution demanding NIU fill a vacant Military Student Services counseling position.SA Senator Leon Kincaid said 22 veterans take their lives daily and there...

SA Academic Affairs director resigned due to personal, academic reasons

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Alex Martin, former Student Association director of Academic Affairs, said he resigned last week because of family and school obligations.Martin and Director of Governmental Affairs Ben Donovan resigned from the SA shortly after the SA executive elections...

Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association directors Ben Donovan and Alex Martin resign from SA

By Margaret Maka | April 8, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

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.

SA President Joe Frascello asks for patience until Supreme Court hears election appeals

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello asked for patience as the SA Supreme Court deliberates appeals in the 2015 executive election, according to an SA open letter Friday.The SA Supreme Court will hear appeals from the Voice of Change and Standing...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association wants role in program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 16, 2015

The Student Association Senate criticized the exclusion of student input in program prioritization and the shared governance process in a resolution’s first reading Sunday.The resolution, authored by Ben Donovan, SA director of Governmental Affairs,...

Sophomore kinesiology major Mitchell Rodriguez waits for the No. 11 weekend break circle route bus on Blackhawk Road Sunday. Huskie Bus Line routes will be revamped with input from students who will participate in focus groups. New routes will be introduced in the fall.

Huskie Line faces route, design revamp

By Augustin Zehnder | February 9, 2015

The Huskie Bus Line will see widespread changes involving student input on routes and possible student-created designs for the buses.The changes are being implemented as part of the Student Association’s spring strategic plan, which focuses on experience,...

‘Solutions’ focus of updated SA motto

By Ashley Morse | February 9, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello announced the Student Association’s new motto, “Engaging Student Solutions,” as well as the SA’s initiatives for the spring semester and beyond at SA Senate Sunday.Experience, safety and health and sustainability...

Michael Herrera, senior political science major, looks out the window of the Huskie Pup Bus Oct. 7 as he takes a ride to class. Three Huskie Pups arrived to campus Monday, but they will not be available for students until next week, said Bill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations. 

$95K Huskie Pups used for only 36 days, showing NIU’s wastefulness

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 5, 2015

After the $95,500 purchase of four Huskie Pups that couldn’t make it through the winter, NIU should be more wary while making purchases for its Master Plan Thesis.Bought to provide transportation via shuttle from one end of the campus to the other,...

SA: Focus on assault prevention

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 23, 2014

The Student Association’s Week of Action, a part of the It’s On Us campaign to stop campus sexual assault, featured events about self-defense and post-sexual assault resources, but it didn’t cover consent and male education enough.SA members will...

Pass/Fail: Roads around Greek Row get brighter; SA gives out too much money for food

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | November 10, 2014

Pass: Roads around Greek Row get brighterGreek Row is not well-lit, but that’s going to change soon.ComEd plans to install additional street lamps in the Greek Row area later this month, which will make it safer for students to walk home at night.The...