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Cassandra Kamp, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, (left), Brandon Lesnicki, Election Commissioner, and Ian Pearson, Speaker-elect, listen to prospective executive cabinet members at the Saturday night Senate meeting.

SA updates policy following proposed censures

By Noah Thornburgh | May 1, 2019

Cassandra Kamp, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, (left), Brandon Lesnicki, Election Commissioner, and Ian Pearson, Speaker-elect, listen to prospective executive cabinet members at the Saturday night Senate meeting.

Learning altered by textbook cost

By Ashley Hines | February 21, 2019

Students pay an exorbitant amount in collegiate fees to achieve a higher education. The needlessly high cost of textbooks erects barriers which prevent students from achieving their fullest academic potential.Since fall 2017, NIU and student association...

SA sees budget reduction in reflection of declining enrollment

By Kierra Frazier | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association [SA] is creating an ad-hoc committee for finance policy revision after seeing a decrease in its budget due to low enrollment over the past year.The committee was approved by the Senate at Sunday night’s meeting and...

SA prepares for spring elections with Candidate Meetings

By Sophia Mullowney | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Student Association [SA] held its first candidates’ informational meeting Monday in the Campus Life Building.No students were present at the meeting besides representatives from SA. Speaker Tristan Martin said the lack of attendees...

SA Senate votes to appoint spring Board of Elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 21, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate voted to appoint members to the Board of Elections and select a chairperson for the 2019 Elections during its Sunday meeting.SA elections are held every spring to elect students to the executive branch as the...