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Pass, Fail: Warm weather to arrive in DeKalb, SA called meeting off, gave no reason

By Rachel Scaman | March 15, 2015

Pass: Warm weather to arrive in DeKalbThere is a high of 72 degrees today and I can finally feel spring coming to DeKalb.The warm temperature and the sun will sure be a benefit to students starting up school.The snow can melt, the sun will be out and...

Students must vote in executive elections so all voices are heard

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | March 15, 2015

Students should vote in the Student Association executive elections so they can have representatives who will voice their opinions to NIU administrators.The SA’s main job is to allocate $7 million in student fees to cover the needs of students. That...

Student Association gets more input in NIUs program prioritization (SA Senate, Feb. 22, 2015)

Student Association gets more input in NIU’s program prioritization (SA Senate, Feb. 22, 2015)

By Ryan Ocasio | February 23, 2015

Student Association Senator David White (center) speaks during Sunday’s SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center. White had concerns about how student input will be used in program prioritization, though NIU officials announced they will add two...

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 wants role in program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 16, 2015

The Student Association Senate criticized the exclusion of student input in program prioritization and the shared governance process in a resolution’s first reading Sunday.The resolution, authored by Ben Donovan, SA director of Governmental Affairs,...

Kelly Iseli, sophomore electrical engineering major, places her vote tuesday for the Student Association Senate at DuSable Hall in September 2013.

SA Senate looking for ways to improve elections turnout

By Andre Phillips | February 12, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering implementing online voting and spring elections to boost student awareness and participation in SA Senate elections, said SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke.SA Senate elections turnout has been declining: 720...

Student Association Senate pushes for printing change, election rescheduling

By Ashley Morse | February 5, 2015

The Student Association Senate wants to revamp campus printing by using a prepaid plan as NIU prepares to cut all free printing.The printing plan is one of three major targets of the SA Senate as Speaker Dillon Domke said senators will survey students...

Student Association Senate meeting canceled

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2015

Sunday's Student Association Senate meeting has been canceled.The meeting was canceled due to weather. A blizzard warning was put into effect for all of northern Illinois along and north of I-80.The SA Senate usually meets 6 p.m. Sundays in the Holmes...

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.

Lower bar entry age gaining support: Student Association

By Ashley Morse | January 26, 2015

The Student Association Senate held a reading and discussion Sunday for a resolution to support lowering the entrance age to bars from 21 to 20 in DeKalb.Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, said the SA is aiming to change...

Business ordinance may face changes

By Satta Kendor | January 25, 2015

Mayor John Rey said city officials will propose an additional section to a business inspection ordinance today at a City Council meeting.The meeting begins 6 p.m. in the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. Other topics will include the bar entry...

Lowering bar-entry age will improve revenue, attendance

Lowering bar-entry age will improve revenue, attendance

By Ryan Ocasio | January 19, 2015

Doorman Anthony Lewis checks the IDs of Fatty’s patrons Mark Hespen and Bailey Hayman Dec. 3 at Fatty’s Bar and Grill, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway. The Student Association is gathering information about the benefits and potential consequences of lowering the bar-entry age.

Student Trustee Paul Julion discusses a recommendation approved by the Board of Trustees, which aims to enhance cellphone signals on campus in “dead areas,” such as New Residence Hall and DuSable Hall, Sunday night at the Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. 

Senate supports interfaith space

By Margaret Maka | November 23, 2014

The Student Association Senate voted Sunday to support an interfaith space at NIU as part of a collaborative effort between the Senate and Better Together.Better Together, an organization approved by the Senate Nov. 7, is an interfaith association aimed...

Mayor John Rey speaks about plans to improve DeKalb next year Sunday at the Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. The Senate voted to support a change in parking hours on Garden Road.

Student Association Senate supports shortening Garden Road parking ban

By Margaret Maka | November 16, 2014

The Student Association Senate voted Sunday to unanimously support a parking ordinance changing the parking ban on Garden Road from 2-9 a.m. to 2-6 a.m.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke said DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery approached the Senate Friday and...