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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...

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...

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...

Former Student Association student trustee

Applicants wanted after two SA directors, trustee resign

By Northern Star staff | January 25, 2016

Applications for two Student Association director positions are due today, after the resignation of the director of Academic Affairs and director of Cultural Affairs, as well as the student trustee.The director of Academic affairs is “responsible for...

Former Student Association Student Trustee

Student Trustee Chavez resigns

By Northern Star staff | January 22, 2016

Raquel Chavez, Student Association student trustee, has resigned from her position on the Board of Trustees, according to a SA news release Thursday.Chavez served as SA vice president for the 2014-2015 academic year, then ran unopposed for the student...

Struthers: ‘It’s all about the students’

Struthers: ‘It’s all about the students’

By Rachel Scaman | October 22, 2015

Tim Struthers, Board of Trustees trustee, said his skills as a financial professional and life-long banker and his care for NIU set him apart from others.The Board of Trustees is the seven-member governing body of the university. Struthers fills a vacancy...

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...

Evidence against Jake Swich

Evidence against Jake Swich

This screenshot was to be used as evidence in the hearing of Student Association Senator Jake Swick, who resigned on Friday. The screenshot shows Swick encouraging Voice of Change members to appeal their disqualification, but Swick was supposed to remain...

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...

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...

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.

Voice of Change ticket disqualified from 2015 SA executive election

By Keith Hernandez | March 26, 2015

The Voice of Change ticket was disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive election Thursday due to three sanctions against the ticket.The disqualification comes a day after the Standing for Every Student ticket called for the disqualification...