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District 2 Student Association Senators

By Northern Star staff | October 12, 2015

Student Association senators discuss how their involvement has readied them for their positions, as well as what improvements and issues they will focus on this semester.District 2 is composed of students residing west of Annie Glidden Road and north...

SA Supreme Court: SA should enact regulations for online voting

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court, in its opinion, “highly encourages” the SA to enact regulations concerning electronic voting for elections.The court released its opinions Tuesday on the hearings surrounding the contentious 2015 SA executive...

Student Association Senator Robert Kreml talks about the addition of an ad hoc committee, of which he is chairman, on April 11 at SA Senate in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate to amend election bylaws

By Ashley Morse | April 13, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering 12 amendments to its bylaws to reflect the move to online elections.The 2015 executive elections saw the SA’s first use of online voting through HuskieLink, a social media platform for student groups. Now,...

Student Association Senator David White discusses his bill to move SA executive elections to online voting during Sunday’s SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. White said online voting would increase voter participation, but other senators said turnout would be better increased with advertising.

SA Senate moves voting online

By Ashley Morse | March 2, 2015

After a nearly 90-minute debate on the effectiveness of online voting, the Student Association Senate passed a bill, 20-12, that would allow students to vote online for the SA executive election.Polling stations in DuSable Hall, the Holmes Student Center,...

SA Senator David White

Officials want 5K turnout for Student Association executive elections

By Ashley Morse | February 23, 2015

Student Association Senator David White said he hopes to increase turnout to 5,000 students as the newly appointed SA election board’s commissioner.As commissioner, White is responsible for hiring poll workers, administering elections, holding a debate...

Student Association Senator Brandon Phillips, author of the bill.

Senate debates adding historian position

By Ashley Morse | February 16, 2015

After a 40-minute debate, the Student Association Senate passed a bill to allow the creation of a SA historian position with a 19-13 vote.The historian will be responsible for archiving minutes, legislation and campaign details of the Senate. The Senate...