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The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA limits student applications for Senate

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 16, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a bill Friday afternoon ensuring that those applying to the senate cannot apply more than twice in a school year. Prior to the bill being passed, there were no limits to the amount of times that a student could...

The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA appoints new public affairs director, senator

By Colin Kempsell | September 24, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s Student Government Association voted this Friday to appoint a new senator and director of public affairs in their weekly meeting. Edwin Perez-Hernandez, a senior studying fine arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was...

SGA grants funds to student organizations

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — Three student organizations were granted supplemental funds at Sunday’s SGA meeting: The Black Student Union, the National Society for Black Engineers and the Exercise Science Club.The Senate voted to allocate $2,960 to the Black Student...

SGA Senate approves senator-at-large

By Dan Doren | January 27, 2020

DeKALB — The SGA Senate voted unanimously to approve Jeremy Pope, junior physical education major, as senator-at-large during Sunday night’s meeting. He was sworn in post-confirmation.Pope said he’s been making an effort to join student organizations...

Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Union members work towards better teaching conditions

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

In this February file photo, Senator James Holmes grips a microphone during an SA senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA fills supreme court, senator posts

By Kierra Frazier | September 23, 2019

The Student Association Senate voted to fill the last SA supreme court associate justice seat and three senator seats at Sunday night’s Senate meeting.All four supreme court associate justice positions have been filled, while the SA supreme court chief...

Representative Underwood talks gun control, healthcare at town hall

By Kierra Frazier | September 5, 2019

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood held a town hall for students on Tuesday and discussed how Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this fall.The town hall meeting was the first one Underwood held specifically for college students....

NIU President Lisa Freeman speaks during her investiture Friday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building, where she accepted the university medallion and mace, symbols of the presidents authority and academic designation.

Freeman’s inauguration attended by hundreds

By Sophia Mullowney | April 10, 2019

DeKALB — President Lisa Freeman was awarded her presidential investiture Friday for the celebration of her executive office.At 2 p.m. Friday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building, students, faculty, staff and representatives from...

SA Executive branch and Senate election results

SA Executive branch and Senate election results

By Northern Star Staff | March 31, 2019

DeKALB — A total of 374 students, including those who chose not to vote for every position, participated in the executive election. The following are the results:Executive Branch• Vice President: Kevin Schaeffer- 305• Treasurer: Devohn Hall- 301•...

SA election voter turnout drops 77 percent

SA election voter turnout drops 77 percent

By Jessie Kern | March 31, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association elections resulted in a 77.4 percent decrease in voter turnout compared to the spring 2018 elections, despite SA members’ hopes to double the number of voters.A total of 374 students participated in elections, which...