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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 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...

Student Association Senator Robert Kreml talks about the addition of an ad hoc committee, of which he is chairman, on April 11 at SA Senate in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate to amend election bylaws

By Ashley Morse | April 13, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering 12 amendments to its bylaws to reflect the move to online elections.The 2015 executive elections saw the SA’s first use of online voting through HuskieLink, a social media platform for student groups. Now,...

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Student Association Senator Jake Swick resigned Wednesday night due to allegations of disclosing election information as an SA Board of Elections member.Swick was to appear before the SA Senate on Sunday to face charges of giving election information...

Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association directors Ben Donovan and Alex Martin resign from SA

By Margaret Maka | April 8, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

5 things to learn from the Student Association executive election

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 2, 2015

This year’s Student Association executive election was a mess. It didn’t need to be.The election devolved into battles between the Voice of Change ticket, the Standing for Every Student ticket and the Board of Elections. The tickets accused each other...

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...

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...

SA executive ticket hearings timeline

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

Here is a look at highlights from the the Voice of Change and Standing for Every Student ticket hearings, which began at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center, Room 306. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "SA executive ticket hearings...

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...