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Photo Poll: SA Election Voting

By Northern Star staff | March 29, 2016

See what some NIU students had to say about voting in SA elections.Vincent Rustile, senior corporate communications major, said he doesn't know who is running for the SA election. Will you be voting in the SA election?"Since I don't know who is running,...

Student Association to hold Manditory Candidates Meeting

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2016

All students who wish to run for Student Association Senate or any Executive Branch position must attend a mandatory candidates meeting. Students can either attend a candidate meeting at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Campus Life Building, room 100 or 4 p.m. March...

2 teams form for Student Association executive elections

By Northern Star staff | March 15, 2015

The 2015 Student Association executive election candidates have split into two tickets as campaigning continues in anticipation of the March 24 and 25 election.According to the SA bylaws’ campaign regulations, candidates can choose to run in teams.The...

Voter turnout rises with fliers, T-shirt help

By Mitchell Spence | March 27, 2014

About 2,600 students voted in this year’s Student Association executive elections, surpassing the 1,500 who voted last year.There were 1,750 students who voted Tuesday and 850 who voted Wednesday. Candidates handed out handbills with information about...

Frascello ticket sweeps SA

By Carlos Galvez | March 27, 2014

Joe Frascello’s “A Better NIU” ticket took every Student Association executive position following Wednesday’s elections, with Frascello claiming the top spot as president.Frascello tallied 1,343 votes while presidential candidate Randiss Hopkins...

SA voter turnout zooms past last year’s

By Keisha Howerth | March 26, 2014

More than 1,600 students voted in Tuesday’s Student Association executive elections, which is about 100 more than voted over two days in last year’s elections.More than 1,500 students voted in the 2013 elections. About 750 students voted in 2012,...

SA approves $16K for bass fishing club

By Jackie Nevarez | March 24, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $16,000 in supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club.The resolution called for supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club. The Bass Fishing Club asked for the funding to buy a boat to use...

Pass/Fail: NIU Today release praises English majors, Turnout for SA elections falls short of goal

By Danny Cozzi | September 29, 2013

Pass:  NIU Today release praises English majors“So, do you want to be a teacher or something?”This is the dreaded question for every English major who isn’t actually aspiring to teach. Well, it is to me at least.After years of explaining to nosy...

SA senator elections see lower turnout

By Erin Kolb | September 27, 2012

The results are in for the Student Association (SA) Senate elections and the number of votes showed a significant decrease in turnout. A total of 675 votes were counted for the Senate elections. There were 937 votes in the 2011 elections. Elections Commissioner...

Elliott Echols elected Student Association President

By Jacqueline Evans and Danny Cozzi | March 30, 2011

DeKALB | After two days of voting throughout the campus, the results are in for the 2011-12 Student Association and Campus Activities Board elections.This year, a total of 1,189 students voted in the SA and CAB election. The turnout was lower than last...

SA Treasurer candidate profile

March 23, 2011

Jeremy Sanchez Year/major: Junior/operating management and information systems Other Group Affiliations: Interfraternity Council - vice president of community events; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity - vice president; Red Riot - member. What is the most pressing...