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Cole Hall to reopen this spring

By Matt Liparota | November 16, 2011

It's official: Cole Hall will reopen as a classroom building for the spring 2012 semester, as discussed in a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. The building, closed since the Feb. 14, 2008 shootings and currently under renovation, will begin housing classes...

NIU Student Association officially recognizes the SSDP as a student group

By Kyla Gardner | January 17, 2011

The Student Association Senate had its share of disputes with NIU Students for Sensible Drug Policy last semester over its recognition as a student organization. This semester, SSDP will enjoy the benefits of being an officially recognized student group...

SSDP President Jeremy Orbach looks on Sunday as the Student Association votes to deny the SSDP as a recognized organization.

SSDP group denied SA recognition

By Kyla Gardner and Jacqueline Evans | December 5, 2010

The Student Association Senate denied recognition to NIU Students for Sensible Drug Policy in an unscheduled meeting Sunday evening. The senators voted 12-9 to deny the motion to recognize the organization as a social advocacy group. NIU SSDP was allowed...

SSDP, SA working to resolve dispute

By Kyla Gardner | November 30, 2010

NIU Students for Sensible Drug Policy may have the chance to meet on campus later this week, bringing some resolution to the group's concerns about its treatment by the Student Association Senate. Jeremy Orbach, president and founder of NIU SSDP, said...

SA debates drug policy group

By Jacqueline Evans | October 24, 2010

At Sunday's Student Association Senate meeting, three organizations were up for recognition, but only two were officially recognized. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) was debated for a long period of time. Eventually, the vote on whether or not...

SA finishes confirmations, approves last member

By Jacqueline Evans | October 17, 2010

DeKALB | The NIU Student Association Senate finished its confirmations on Sunday. One of the resolutions confirmed included the senate approving Robert Lausch as a senator at large, which made the senate complete. "I believe this is a great honor," Lausch...

Student Association confirms executive cabinet, supreme court justices

By Jacqueline Evans | October 10, 2010

The Student Association Senate met Sunday to confirm positions among the Student Association. The positions confirmed included the executive cabinet as well as the supreme court justices. "By having the senate approve the cabinet, we get the best appointments...