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Elections, on-campus police to be improved

By James Green | January 27, 2014

NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips spoke about his plans for NIU’s police department at Sunday’s Student Association Senate meeting.The Senate also approved the formation of a committee to look into possible improvements for Senate elections.Phillips said...

James Zanayed, Student Association Senate speaker, discussed SA budgeting, funding, student retention and campus recreation during a Sunday night SA Senate meeting at the Skyroom of the HSC.

SA to work on communication

By Shaz Sheikhali | December 1, 2013

The Student Association is looking to focus on outreach and examine how students, organizations and the SA can work more cohesively and efficiently.The SA also wants to improve external connections, communications and marketing and finance and operations....

Faculty examine admissions standards

By James Green | November 21, 2013

The process for admissions was cleared up for the Faculty Senate at its meeting Wednesday afternoon, and the Student Association announced that it will form focus groups.Admissions and RetentionEric Weldy, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management vice...

Disability accomodation discussed

By James Green | November 6, 2013

University Council touched upon next week’s inauguration of President Doug Baker, the Student Association and revisited course syllabi revisions at its meeting Wednesday.Accommodation for people with disabilitiesAfter speaking about students with disabilities...

NIU sophomore undecided major Joe Pennington walks through downtown DeKalb on Wednesday afternoon.

NIU tries to attract students to DeKalb

By Matt Carlson | October 17, 2013

With Mayor John Rey and NIU President Doug Baker working together, the university and city might start to function as one community.The two are looking to address student engagement, volunteer work and economic development in the area. Their main focus...

Pension proposal put in faculty’s hands

By James Green | October 3, 2013

The Faculty Senate hopes to give NIU personnel a voice in pension reform.At a Wednesday Faculty Senate meeting, Senate President Alan Rosenbaum motioned for the Faculty Senate to endorse a pension resolution in response to pension issues in the state...

Senators Mathew Dunn, Blake Goldman, and Derek Koegel bowed their heads and closed their eyes after Speaker of the Senate Austin Quick requested for a moment of silence to pay respect to Huskie David Bogenberger who passed away this past Friday November 2, 2012.

SA Senate discusses future of Huskie Bus system

By Felix Sarver | November 4, 2012

The Huskie Bus system may face a financial crisis. Student Association (SA) President Delonte LeFlore called on the SA’s senators to help with the bus system at the SA meeting Sunday. LeFlore said the SA may withstand additional costs for maintaining...