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Photo Poll: Why should you join SA?

By Northern Star staff | March 3, 2016

See what some Student Association members had to say when asked why students should join SA.Elections for open positions will be held on March 29 and 30. Stuart Nissenbaum, SA director of environmental affairs, said he encourages students to run for...

SA Supreme Court must release opinions on election hearings

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 20, 2015

Students still haven’t seen the opinions of the Student Association Supreme Court, which decided to repeal the disqualification of the Voice of Change ticket from the 2015 SA executive election on March 31.The Voice of Change ticket was disqualified...

Lupstein selects Lezon for SA chief of staff

By Northern Star staff | April 14, 2015

Student Association Senator Gregory Lezon has been appointed chief of staff for the 2015-16 academic year by SA President-elect Nathan Lupstein, said Chief of Staff Chad Harris.The SA chief of staff works under the president and oversees the executive...

SA senator faces charges of leaking election info to Lupstein ticket

By Ashley Morse | April 9, 2015

A Student Association senator who serves on the SA Board of Elections will face charges of disclosing election information to the Voice of Change ticket at a Sunday hearing.Screenshots of text messages between Senator Jake Swick and Voice of Change members...

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...

Nathan Lupstein, Voice of Change presidential candidate, talks to students in front of DuSable Hall on Wednesday. The Voice of Change ticket has been disqualified from the 2015 SA executive elections.

Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket wins 2015 Student Association executive election

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

The Voice of Change ticket has won the 2015 Student Association executive election after its disqualification was lifted Tuesday at an SA Supreme Court hearing.Nathan Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket won every SA executive position. Lupstein gained...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

Donovan ticket calls for disqualification of Lupstein ticket in SA elections, citing intimidation

By Kelly Bauer | March 25, 2015

The Standing for Every Student ticket has called for the Voice of Change ticket to be disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for intimidating voters, disrupting an academic environment and littering, among other charges.Robert...

Presidential candidate

2015 Student Association executive election guide

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

It's Election Day at NIU as seven candidates vie for positions in the Student Association executive branch.Follow @NIUNorthernStar on Twitter for 24/7 updates. Read below for information on voting, candidate profiles and more. WHEN IS VOTING?9 a.m. Tuesday...

(From left) Ben Donovan, Student Association presidential candidate on the Standing for Every Student ticket, listens as Nathan Lupstein,  SA presidential candidate on the Voice of Change ticket, speaks during the candidates night and debate March 19.

Student Association executive candidates share plans at debate

By Ashley Morse | March 23, 2015

The Student Association Executive Elections Candidates Night and Debate allowed for candidates to discuss what the SA could do in light of proposed cuts in state allocation to NIU.The Thursday debate was held between Voice of Change ticket members Nathan...

NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015: play by play in tweets

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

Get a play by play of the 2015 NIU Student Association executive elections debate. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015" on Storify]

Treasurer candidate

2015 Treasurer candidate: Marc Calvey

By Alex Nugent | March 23, 2015

Major: Junior finance majorInvolvement: Vice president of Athletics for Red Riot, Investment Club member, Financial Management Association member and Greek and Culture Finance Committee memberQ: Why do you think you are the right candidate for this position?A:...

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...