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Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, speaks with Sergeant-at-Arms Senator Timothy Brandner about the senates discussion on Senator Tristan Martins proposed bill at a meeting on Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate postpones 2 bills

By Leah Nicolini | April 25, 2016

DeKalb | The Student Association Senate voted to postpone SA Bill 47026, which would combine the positions of the director of public affairs position with the director of advertising position, at a Sunday meeting.“In theory, when you postpone indefinitely,...

Campus counseling demand increases

By Scott Nicol | April 18, 2016

DeKalb | Juan Cibrian, junior psychology and Spanish language and literature major, said a long waitlist at Counseling and Consultation Services prevented him from receiving help for his resurfacing symptoms of anxiety and depression.Cibrian said another...

James Zanayed, Student Association Supreme Court justice, speaks prior to being elected as the SA student trustee. Zanayed received 28 of 30 possible votes for the trustee position Sunday. Read more at bit.ly/1QKA6LQ.

Student trustee to focus on budget, safety

By Madison Kacer | March 7, 2016

The Student Association Senate approved James Zanayed, SA Supreme Court justice, as student trustee with an outcome of 28-1-1.The student trustee fills one of the eight trustee positions on the Board of Trustees with voting power equal to the other seven....

James Zanayed, SA Supreme Court justice and student trustee nominee.

Student trustee hopeful to go before SA Senate

By Leah Nicolini | March 3, 2016

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein said he has nominated James Zanayed, SA Supreme Court justice, as the student trustee appointee that will be voted on at SA Senate’s meeting Sunday.A student trustee has all the responsibilities and voting...

Potential new locks are on display in the Recreation Center. Student Association President Nathan Lupstein and Michael Agro, SA director of Athletics and Recreation, will be meeting this week to establish a budget for the new locks that are to be installed in the Recreation Center lockers. 

SA looks into new Rec Center locks

By Madison Kacer | February 29, 2016

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein and Michael Agro, SA director of Athletics and Recreation, will be meeting this week to establish a budget for the new locks that are to be installed in the Recreation Center lockers.The funds for the locks...

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein

Lupstein to search for new SA trustee

By Leah Nicolini | February 22, 2016

In the next two weeks, Student Association President Nathan Lupstein will appoint a student trustee to complete the remaining four months of the vacant term.During a special meeting Thursday, the Board of Trustees unanimously passed an amendment to Article...

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...

Trustees Cherilyn Murer and Robert Boey talk about the importance of using art in the process of bettering campus life during a March 27, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees Governance Ad Hoc Committee approved Student Association President Nathan Lupstein’s recommendation to allow the SA president to appoint a student trustee during Thursday’s meeting.

Board of Trustees gives OK for appointment of student trustee

By Leah Nicolini | February 8, 2016

The Board of Trustees Governance Ad Hoc Committee approved Student Association President Nathan Lupstein’s recommendation to allow the SA president to appoint a student trustee Thursday.The Board of Trustees is composed of seven governor-appointed members...

Photo Poll: MAP Grants

By Satta Kendor | January 29, 2016

Freshman psychology major Briana StaleyQ: Why is receiving the MAP Grant important to you?A: Not all financial aid pays for everything and it’s like the MAP Grant helps pay for everything else.Q: How long have you received the MAP Grant?A: Entire college...

Student Association director of Public Affairs

#NoShameCampaign Asks for Submissions

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2016

The Student Association has begun the next step in its #NoShameCampaign by promoting the hashtag on social media.The SA’s #NoShameCampaign aims to eliminate the negative stigma attached to seeking mental health counseling, according to a Jan. 22 Northern...

SA creates mental illness campaign

By Northern Star staff | January 25, 2016

The Student Association has created a campaign called the #NoShameCampaign to help combat stigma surrounding mental health issues and counseling.The SA said its aim is to normalize the seeking of treatment for mental health issues that affect a growing...

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,...