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SA Student Choice Awards application deadline

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2016

The deadline to apply for a 2015-16 Student Choice Award is 11:59 p.m. Friday, according to a Student Association flier.The Student Choice Awards will be held 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. Attire for the event is "creative black tie,"...

Students talk police discrimination

By Leah Nicolini | February 15, 2016

Miki Grace, president of Delta Sigma Theta, said she was in awe when she was pulled over and told to take off her coat, hat and gloves when DeKalb Police wanted to search her in below-freezing temperatures this winter.Grace led a discussion with close...

Students discuss NIU race issues

By Leah Nicolini | December 3, 2015

Ariel Owens, Student Association director of Public Affairs, stopped participating in class after she said her English teacher asked her to comment on a poem on behalf of her entire race.Instances of on-campus racism, like the one Owens said she experienced,...

SA Senate approves eight directors

By Ashley Morse | April 27, 2015

Correction: The Northern Star incorrectly reported the names of two Student Association director positions as the director of Student Affairs and director of Community Service. The correct titles are director of Student Life and director of Organizational...

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

By Alex LaBee | April 9, 2015

Correction: A cutline for a photo that accompanied this story said Kendra Fleshman is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, but Fleshman is not a member of the sorority.A petition at the Center for Black Studies is calling for university administrators...

SA Senate appoints justice

By Keith Hernandez | May 5, 2014

Student Association Senate approved a Supreme Court Associate Justice due to an impending total vacancy in the court at the close of the spring semester.Associate JusticeThird-year law student Brian Burkhardt was the only candidate the SA Senate approved...

150 students volunteer to serve, unite Chicago

By Allison Krecek | March 6, 2014

Students are gearing up to promote unity, peace and love this Friday in Chicago.Students were invited to volunteer for Save Chicago Day, which was created by Randiss Hopkins, senior music education and jazz performance major. Hopkins got the idea when...

Grievance policy going to UC

By Carlos Galvez | March 3, 2014

Student Association leaders warned senators a student grievance policy may face a challenge at University Council at the SA Senate meeting Sunday.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke addressed the grievance policy, which is meant to target students who feel...

Race sparks discussion at SA

By Jackie Nevarez | February 24, 2014

The Student Association Senate’s guest speaker spoke about the origin of Black History Month, leading to some disagreement among senators Sunday.Guest speakerDerrick Smith, academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies and adviser to the Black...

SA Senate prepares for speaker elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 11, 2013

Student Association senators nominated speaker candidates at their Senate meeting Sunday. Speaker elections will be held next week.The SA speaker is the regulator of SA Senate meetings and the senators. He or she is also the acting voice of the student...

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