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Student Association Senate Sept. 28 meeting

Student Association Senate Sept. 28 meeting

By Joshua Lazenby | September 28, 2014

(Left to right) Anne Birberick, vice provost of Academic Affairs; general education coordinator Michael Kolb and Brandon Phillips, a member of the NIU Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies task force, discuss a program to revamp NIU’s general...

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

By Lauren Cliffe | September 28, 2014

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution to approve NIU Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies, a general education reform program, Sunday.Brandon Phillips, a member of the NIU PLUS task force; Anne Birberick, vice provost of Academic...

SA election turnout falls again

By Lauren Cliffe | September 25, 2014

At least 720 students voted in the Student Association Senate elections on Tuesday and Wednesday, a slightly smaller turnout than last fall’s 750.Joe Palmer, SA Public Affairs director, said the SA will receive an official number for turnout by today....

Student Association Senate 2014 Results

September 24, 2014

District 1Winners  DeAnna Leigh 68  Jordan D. Clayton-Taylor 151  Cody Sheriff  81  Alexus Lentz  65 District 2  Kayla Sorensen  54  Miracle Diala  53  Leon Kincaid  36  Stephanie Norman  46  Geno Hampton  97 ...

Student Spotlight: David White says involvement central to campus life

By Keith Hernandez | September 15, 2014

David White said community involvement has provided him with invaluable life experience.The senior political science major has been involved with organizations across campus as he seeks to gain more experience, and he encourages other students to do the...

SA Senate campaigning begins

By Lauren Cliffe | September 14, 2014

Campaigning has begun for the Student Association Senate elections Sept. 23 and 24.SA Senate acts on behalf of students and is responsible for managing and allocating funds for student organizations. Senators are also in charge of reviewing the actions...

Huskie Safe Line

Not all happy with Safe Line

By Jackie Nevarez | August 27, 2014

The Huskie Safe Line has taken the reins of late-night transportation from Late Night Ride, but not everyone is on board with the change.Late Night Ride, a transportation service provided by the NIU Police Department for more than 20 years, ran 10 p.m.-6...

What goals should the Student Association make in the fall?

By Northern Star Staff | July 27, 2014

Kevin BarteltThe Student Association must improve its communication with the public.It’s very important members actively reach out to the university with their goals at the beginning of the semester.The SA should also focus on its communication within...

Alexandra Meyer | Northern Star(Left to right) Jewel Stephens, Black Student Union treasurer, BSU Vice President Corey Turner and BSU President Adewale Adetunji talk to Student Association senators at the SA Senate meeting Sunday. The BSU’s request for supplemental funding sparked debate, with senators arguing if the group’s request met the requirements for the SA to provide the organization with supplemental funding.

Bylaw violation cited in supreme court petition

By Jackie Nevarez | April 28, 2014

A junior political science major hopes his petition to the Student Association Supreme Court will educate SA Senators on the organization’s bylaws.Joseph Palmer, who was appointed director of Public Affairs for the 2014-2015 academic year by the SA...

Ben Donovan, Student Association Senate deputy speaker, speaks during the SA Senate meeting April 27.

SA Senate votes in fall semester’s directors

By Keith Hernandez | April 27, 2014

Student Association Senate appointed 11 directors to the 2014-2015 presidential cabinet after a lengthy debate over the qualifications of two of the candidates.SA director candidatesEnough senators expressed concern over the inexperience of Alex Martin,...

Increase bus route funding

By Kim Randall | April 23, 2014

Many students rely on the Huskie Bus system to get around campus and DeKalb. That should be well-reflected in every bus route schedule.Over the past few years, the bus system has seen quite a few changes. Just last semester, many of the bus routes were...

Bill would add SA Senate elections

Bill would add SA Senate elections

By Betsy Mathew | April 17, 2014

Student Association Senate will be voting on a bill to amend the Senate election process at its April 27 meeting.Senator Alonte Holliday presented the bill, which proposed having two elections take place during the year instead of one, with one in the...