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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...

SA senator faces charges of leaking election info to Lupstein ticket

By Ashley Morse | April 9, 2015

A Student Association senator who serves on the SA Board of Elections will face charges of disclosing election information to the Voice of Change ticket at a Sunday hearing.Screenshots of text messages between Senator Jake Swick and Voice of Change members...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

We will not be silenced: Lupstein accusations amount to attempt to intimidate Star

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 26, 2015

The Northern Star found its First Amendment rights under attack by Student Association executive candidates Wednesday. The Editorial Board will not stand for this.A Wednesday petition from the Nathan Lupstein ticket to the SA Supreme Court alleged the...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

Donovan ticket calls for disqualification of Lupstein ticket in SA elections, citing intimidation

By Kelly Bauer | March 25, 2015

The Standing for Every Student ticket has called for the Voice of Change ticket to be disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for intimidating voters, disrupting an academic environment and littering, among other charges.Robert...

Terrance Terry, freshman business administration major, votes online in the 2015 Student Association executive elections March 24 in Neptune Hall. This fall’s SA Senate elections will also use social media website Huskie Link as a voting platform, as well as include candidate information and endorsements.

Students vote in 2015 SA elections

By Dilip Kumar Sripuram | March 25, 2015

Terrance Terry, freshman business administration major, votes online in the 2015 Student Association executive elections March 24 in Neptune Hall. This fall’s SA Senate elections will also use social media website Huskie Link as a voting platform, as...

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

SA elections: Turnout surpasses 2K by Wednesday morning

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

The Student Association had received more than 2,000 votes in the 2015 executive elections as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.Election officials have said they hope to record 5,000 voters by the time voting ends 6 p.m. Wednesday. SA executive elections have seen...

Presidential candidate

2015 Student Association executive election guide

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

It's Election Day at NIU as seven candidates vie for positions in the Student Association executive branch.Follow @NIUNorthernStar on Twitter for 24/7 updates. Read below for information on voting, candidate profiles and more. WHEN IS VOTING?9 a.m. Tuesday...

(From left) Ben Donovan, Student Association presidential candidate on the Standing for Every Student ticket, listens as Nathan Lupstein,  SA presidential candidate on the Voice of Change ticket, speaks during the candidates night and debate March 19.

Student Association executive candidates share plans at debate

By Ashley Morse | March 23, 2015

The Student Association Executive Elections Candidates Night and Debate allowed for candidates to discuss what the SA could do in light of proposed cuts in state allocation to NIU.The Thursday debate was held between Voice of Change ticket members Nathan...

NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015: play by play in tweets

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

Get a play by play of the 2015 NIU Student Association executive elections debate. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015" on Storify]

Student Association 2015 executive elections guide

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

Candidates for the Student Association executive elections were posted Wednesday, kicking off campaigning up to the election days on March 24 and 25.CandidatesPresident: Benjamin Donovan and Nathan LupsteinVice president: Reginald Bates Jr. and Robert...

Pass/Fail: Candidates’ info easily accessible, Douglas Hall not opening next fall

By Danny Cozzi | March 23, 2014

Pass: Candidates’ info easily accessibleIf you’re frantic to decide on who to vote for in the Student Association executive elections this week, worry no more.You can do a quick search for candidates’ information on the SA website. So, instead of...

InFocus: What should change in the SA?

By Perspective Staff | March 23, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaThe next Student Association leaders need to communicate more with the student body. I think this should be accomplished in two ways.First, our student leaders need to utilize more technology to reach out to students. Each executive position...