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Student Association President Nathan Lupstein

Lupstein to search for new SA trustee

By Leah Nicolini | February 22, 2016

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein works at his desktop on May 4 in the Campus Activities Board office. Lupstein wants to incorporate sexual assault awareness into UNIV 101/202.  

Lupstein talks student engagement, change for SA executive goals

By Augustin Zehnder | May 4, 2015

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein said his newly-inaugurated ticket will look to create an app that would allow students to voice ideas and find answers to questions about the SA.Lupstein and his ticket, the Voice of Change, faced disqualification...

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...

SA Supreme Court lifts disqualification for Voice of Change

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court lifted executive election ticket Voice of Change’s disqualification at a Tuesday hearing.The Voice of Change ticket was sanctioned by the SA Board of Elections for excessive litter of campaign material, failure...

Voice of Change ticket found not guilty of voter intimidation

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court found the Voice of Change executive election ticket not guilty of voter intimidation at a Tuesday hearing.Robert Kreml, who was running for vice president for the Standing for Every Student ticket, petitioned the...

Student Association senator charged with sharing executive election info

By Ashley Morse | March 30, 2015

The Student Association Senate will hold a hearing for a Board of Elections member April 12 on charges of disclosing election information to the Voice of Change ticket.Screenshots show Jake Swick, SA senator and Board of Elections member, giving election...

Joe Frascello, newly inaugurated Student Association president, gives thanks to the SA Senate and discusses his plans to bring small electric buses to campus during the SA Inauguration May 2.

SA President Joe Frascello asks for patience until Supreme Court hears election appeals

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello asked for patience as the SA Supreme Court deliberates appeals in the 2015 executive election, according to an SA open letter Friday.The SA Supreme Court will hear appeals from the Voice of Change and Standing...

Senior communication major Marguerite Mallory votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Founders Memorial Library polling station.

Student Association to postpone election results until tickets’ appeals are heard

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

The Student Association will not release the results of Tuesday and Wednesday’s executive elections due to pending appeals from both tickets, according to an SA news release.Both the Voice of Change and Standing for Every Student filed petitions to...

BSU, SA disagree on group’s status as umbrella organization

By Jackie Nevarez | May 1, 2014

Student Association President Jack Barry said breaches to SA bylaws spurred controversy in a supplemental funding case, according to a statement Wednesday.On April 6, SA Senate voted to allocate the Black Student Union $8,925 in supplemental funding....

SA bylaws need to be reviewed

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 29, 2014

Members of the Student Association, as representatives of the student body, should be aware of how heavy their decisions weigh on student life.The SA allocates funds gathered from student activity fees to organizations on campus.Recent events illustrate...

Two SA Supreme Court justices impeached Sunday, one Senator dropped

By Felix Sarver | November 6, 2011

Two Student Association Supreme Court justices were impeached, several senators were inducted and one senator was dropped at the SA Senate meeting Sunday. Justices Ryan Hebda and Courtney Hogan were impeached for neglecting their duties and lack of attendance....

SA Supreme Court sides with IFC over Delta Chi in dispute

By Felix Sarver | October 31, 2011

On Monday, the Student Association Supreme Court ruled the Interfraternity Council's actions toward Delta Chi were not unconstitutional. Justice Nick Battisti delivered the opinion of the court, noting the case required the Supreme Court to rule on the...