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SA special election candidates

SA special election candidates

By Northern Star Staff | April 4, 2019

Executive Branch Candidates:President: Naomi BoldenLegislative Branch Candidates: District 1: Ashley HinesCorey BatzDistrict 2:Stephanie SalazarSabrina SelfLayla WernerDistrict 3:Gustavo CasasBrenden KaslewiczCassandra PilcherSA special elections...

SA supports act for scholarship funds

By Ali Qazi | March 25, 2019

The Student Association Senate has announced its support of the RISE Act, which will provide an amazing opportunity to students who aren’t able to support themselves throughout college, including undocumented immigrants.Students who are unable to receive...

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

By Kierra Frazier | February 21, 2019

Sunday’s Student Association meeting sparked heated remarks resulting from an unrevealed comment made at an earlier candidate’s meeting.During his executive report, SA President Khiree Cross said while he’s been in the SA for five years, he’s...

SA sees budget reduction in reflection of declining enrollment

By Kierra Frazier | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association [SA] is creating an ad-hoc committee for finance policy revision after seeing a decrease in its budget due to low enrollment over the past year.The committee was approved by the Senate at Sunday night’s meeting and...

Physical Plants flood cleanup applauded I want to congratulate and thank the staff of the NIU Physical Plant for all they have done and are continuing to do in the aftermath of campus flooding. They have been working around the clock to get all classrooms and office space on campus ready for the start of classes. The Art Building was particularly hard-hit, and the crews are continuing their efforts to ready the classrooms for later this week. I am deeply humbled by their dedication and tireless efforts. My hats off to all involved in the massive cleanup effort. Rich Holly Acting director, School of Art

Letter to the Editor: Congrats to You Matter NIU ticket

By Braden Astorga-Rollins | April 2, 2018

Polls are in. Though we are disappointed that Moving Forward NIU did not win this year’s Student Association Election, we would like to extend our sincere congratulations to You Matter NIU for being voted in as next year’s executive branch. Congratulations...

Point/Counterpoint: Student Association candidates

By Perspective Staff | March 27, 2017

A long-standing debate exists about whether it is best that students who serve on the Student Association be a part of Greek Life. Past candidates have argued that it creates an unfair bias against non-Greeks. Greek Life does not prevent diversityFaith...

SA’s motion to dismiss denied

By Keith Hernandez | February 16, 2017

DeKALB — A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the Student Association Senate alleging an Open Meetings Act violation was denied Friday, continuing an almost year-long legal dispute.Judge Bradley Waller of the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court allowed proceedings...

Pass/Fail: Diversity class will foster acceptance; MTV star deserved better fan support

By Brooklyn Harper | October 6, 2016

Pass: Diversity class will foster acceptanceOn Sunday, the Student Association Senate approved a resolution which will require students starting their first semester at NIU in fall 2017 and after to take at least one credit in a human diversity course...

Dillon Domke (left), Student Association Senate speaker, shakes the hand of Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, as Domke formally swears Wang in as speaker Sunday at an SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA OKs 4 executive nominations

By Leah Nicolini | May 9, 2016

Dillon Domke (left), Student Association Senate speaker, shakes the hand of Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, as Domke formally swears Wang in as speaker Sunday at an SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

Student Association to sponsor trip to Springfield to rally for MAP, budget

By Northern Star staff | April 12, 2016

The Student Association will sponsor a trip to Springfield to promote activism regarding MAP grants and the state budget, according to an NIU news release. Students will leave from the east side of the Holmes Student Center at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and...