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SA lawsuit from 2016 concludes

April 9, 2018

DeKALB — A lawsuit against the Student Association has concluded with a  $7,500 lawyer fees settlement.Sid Kincaid, former student and SA senator, was awarded $7,500 in legal fees in a Feb. 22 settlement agreement, according to the settlement agreement...

Hearing set for SA lawsuit

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A pretrial hearing for a pending lawsuit against the Student Association Senate is set to be held Feb. 2.Leon Kincaid, former SA senator, filed a complaint April 29 against the SA for allegedly violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act when...

Black Lives Tribute fuses arts, activism

By Jay Ibarra | May 5, 2016

The students in the Black Lives Matter Tribute Concert focused their time and energy into persuading the NIU community to put a stop to racial injustice on Wednesday through original performances.The concept for the Black Lives Matter tribute concert...

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, speaks during a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2014, at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall.

Former senator sues SA in open meeting case

By Leah Nicolini | May 2, 2016

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, filed a complaint Friday suing the SA Senate up to $5,000 for “intentional” violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Student Association has not received a copy of the complaint as of Sunday.The...

Reggie Bates, then Student Association vice presidential candidate, talks to students April 25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. 

Student Association vice president found not guilty for neglect of duty

By Northern Star staff | November 24, 2015

Reggie Bates, Student Association Vice President, will remain in office after a nine-hour impeachment process in which he was found not guilty for neglect of duty.The Student Association Senate charged Bates with neglect of duty based on eight specifications...

SA closed vote could violate Open Meetings Act

By Keith Hernandez and Maxwell Bisaillon | November 19, 2015

The Student Association Senate plans to take final action on whether or not to remove SA Vice President Reggie Bates from office in a closed session Sunday — an action that could be in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.The SA Senate remained...

Reggie Bates, then Student Association vice presidential candidate, talks to students April 25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. 

SA VP to face impeachment

By Northern Star staff | November 16, 2015

The Student Association Senate held a closed hearing Sunday to discuss the impeachment of SA Vice President Reggie Bates.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke confirmed the purpose of the meeting, but declined to say why Bates faces impeachment.Bates was elected...

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...

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...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

Donovan ticket calls for disqualification of Lupstein ticket in SA elections, citing intimidation

By Kelly Bauer | March 25, 2015

The Standing for Every Student ticket has called for the Voice of Change ticket to be disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for intimidating voters, disrupting an academic environment and littering, among other charges.Robert...

Presidential candidate

2015 Student Association executive election guide

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

It's Election Day at NIU as seven candidates vie for positions in the Student Association executive branch.Follow @NIUNorthernStar on Twitter for 24/7 updates. Read below for information on voting, candidate profiles and more. WHEN IS VOTING?9 a.m. Tuesday...

2015 Vice presidential candidate: Reggie Bates

By Alex Nugent | March 23, 2015

Major: Senior psychology and sociology majorInvolvement: Black Male Initiative president, Neptune Hall community adviser, Black Theatre Workshop student adviser, Campus Activities Board honoree host and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity secretaryQ: Why do you...