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Joe Frascello, then the Student Association president-elect, talks about the Huskie electric buses to be implemented as one of the “10 goals for five years” plan during the SA Senate meeting April 13.

SA Senate approves $55K for subcommittees

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2014

Student Association Senate approved a projected $54,345 in annual funding for the Academic and Professional subcommittee and General Programming and Activities subcommittee for the 2015 fiscal year.Annual funding for subcommitteesThe Academic and Professional...

Letter to the Editor: SA does not cater to black community

By Brian Troutman | April 13, 2014

The recent controversy over funding the Black Student Union is representative of the Student Association Senate’s issues with race.Currently, there are no black students in the Senate leadership. In my years in the SA, I have never seen a black speaker,...

Pass/Fail: Ride survey gets student attention, Tax season worst time of year

By Anthony Szudarski | April 9, 2014

PassIt seems some students have started to get more involved in decisions at NIU after constant encouragement from the Student Association Senate.More than 500 students took a Web survey about possible changes to the Late Night Ride service on campus,...

SA Senate

SA Senate

By Alexandra Meyer | April 8, 2014
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.

Senators violated oath at BSU vote: Speaker

By Kelly Bauer | April 8, 2014

Vague language in Student Association bylaws made it unclear if SA senators broke their oath of office when they voted to provide the Black Student Union with $8,925 in supplemental funding Sunday, though the SA Senate speaker said they did.Supplemental...

BSU gets supplemental funding from SA Senate

By Betsy Mathew | April 7, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $8,925 in supplemental funding to the Black Student Union at Senate’s Sunday meeting.The BSU is an umbrella organization that supports at least 22 organizations on campus.“We focus on unity...

Bill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations, speaks about the Student Association resolution passed unanimously to urge the administration to cease its consideration of a second-year residency requirement for the residence halls in late March during the SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room.

SA votes no for second-year residency

By Jackie Nevarez | March 30, 2014

Student Association Senate unanimously voted Sunday to pass a resolution to urge NIU to end its consideration of a second-year residency requirement.Second-year residencyBill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations, said former president...

SA approves $16K for bass fishing club

By Jackie Nevarez | March 24, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $16,000 in supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club.The resolution called for supplemental funding to the Bass Fishing Club. The Bass Fishing Club asked for the funding to buy a boat to use...

Grievance policy going to UC

By Carlos Galvez | March 3, 2014

Student Association leaders warned senators a student grievance policy may face a challenge at University Council at the SA Senate meeting Sunday.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke addressed the grievance policy, which is meant to target students who feel...

Race sparks discussion at SA

By Jackie Nevarez | February 24, 2014

The Student Association Senate’s guest speaker spoke about the origin of Black History Month, leading to some disagreement among senators Sunday.Guest speakerDerrick Smith, academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies and adviser to the Black...

SA votes no to circus

SA votes ‘no’ to circus

By Ryan Ocasio | February 18, 2014

A group of students stand in support of a resolution to end Circus Spectacular’s March 4 Convocation Center appearance due to animal rights concerns during Sunday’s Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room. The...

Circus appearance canceled by weather

Circus appearance canceled by weather

By Rachel Scaman | February 18, 2014

The show will not go on for the Circus Spectacular, whose planned Convocation Center performance drew ire from some students and faculty members.The George Carden circus visit — which had been set for March 4 — was canceled because of “inclement...