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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...

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 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...

SA Senate votes to appoint spring Board of Elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 21, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate voted to appoint members to the Board of Elections and select a chairperson for the 2019 Elections during its Sunday meeting.SA elections are held every spring to elect students to the executive branch as the...

The Student Association Senate elected Jesslyn Truesdale, NIU graduated sociology major, as a a supreme court justice during its meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room

SA plans to fill supreme court vacancies

By Tom Burton | November 12, 2018

DeKALB — Significant bills and resolutions were approved, along with the appointment of s Supreme Court Justice during the weekly Student Association Senate meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

Senators dressed in Halloween costumes listened to speakers during the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Sky room.

SA senate does Halloween Sunday

By Tom Burton | October 29, 2018

DeKALB — The Student Association senate held it’s Halloween-themed meeting which highlighted Emma West being voted in as a senator-at-large, along with a costume contest.  West spoke to SA and addressed her concerns regarding minority students and...

Student Association discusses safety on Greek row

By Tom Burton | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate filled two senator positions and opened discussions for the Annie Glidden North Corridor Revitalization Plan in its weekly meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

SA plans to improve campus involvement

By Tom Burton | October 1, 2018

The Student Association Senate filled the occupancies of several positions and passed a major bill in Sunday’s meeting at the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing three...

SA approves new position holders

By Tom Burton | September 17, 2018

The Student Association Senate filled vacancies of primary directors and other key positions during its meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing six individuals to take on new roles in SA. “We have...

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: Christine Wang, an irreplaceable speaker

By Stuart Nissenbaum | April 26, 2018

I would like to bring praise to [Student Association Senate] Speaker Christine Wang as her time as Speaker draws to a close. I had the fortune of working with Speaker Wang in my short tenure as NIU’s first director of Environmental Affairs. At the time,...

Senator Naomi Bolden elected Speaker

By Michael Urbanec | April 16, 2018

Editor's Note: This story originally reported that Senator Tristan Martin was elected as the Student Association Speaker. That information was incorrect. Senator Naomi Bolden was elected speaker. The story, headline and photo cutline has been changed...

From left to right: Student Association President Khiree Cross, Vice President Devin Halicki, Treasurer Essence Coleman and Student Trustee Nathan Hays.

#YouMatterNIU ticket pulls out win in SA election

By Batul Cutlerywala | March 29, 2018

DeKALB — #YouMatterNIU ticket won the 50th Student Association election.Khiree Cross, Student Association president-elect, beat out his competition with 64 percent of the Tuesday and Wednesday vote.Cross said there were many obstacles his ticket faced...