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SA lawsuit from 2016 concludes

April 9, 2018

DeKALB — A lawsuit against the Student Association has concluded with a  $7,500 lawyer fees settlement.Sid Kincaid, former student and SA senator, was awarded $7,500 in legal fees in a Feb. 22 settlement agreement, according to the settlement agreement...

Hearing set for SA lawsuit

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A pretrial hearing for a pending lawsuit against the Student Association Senate is set to be held Feb. 2.Leon Kincaid, former SA senator, filed a complaint April 29 against the SA for allegedly violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act when...

SA Senate approves environmental affairs committee

By Leah Nicolini | May 2, 2016

The 24 Senators at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday approved the committee on Environmental Affairs.The SA Senate represents and acts on behalf of student interests across campus and is responsible for the appropriation of funds to SA recognized...

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, speaks during a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2014, at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall.

Former senator sues SA in open meeting case

By Leah Nicolini | May 2, 2016

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, speaks during a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2014, at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall.

Teachers rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago to support a one-day strike held by the Chicago Teachers Union in Chicago on Friday. Teachers said the strike was aimed at getting lawmakers to adequately fund schools in the nation’s third-largest district.

SA travels to Springfield to deliver budget initiative letters

By Madison Kacer | April 7, 2016

Teachers rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago to support a one-day strike held by the Chicago Teachers Union in Chicago on Friday. Teachers said the strike was aimed at getting lawmakers to adequately fund schools in the nation’s third-largest district.

SA Senate approves constitution as living document, sustainability group

By Madison Kacer | April 4, 2016

The Student Association Senate approved two pieces of legislation at its meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.SAR47040The Senate voted to make the SA Constitution into a living document in a 26-10-1 vote Sunday.The amendment, which required...

Student Association to vote for speaker

By Madison Kacer | March 31, 2016

Members of the Student Association Senate will vote on one of three Senate speaker nominees for the upcoming one-year term, which begins after the last Senate session in May.The duties of the senate speaker include leading the legislative branch; allocating...

Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

By Satta Kendor | March 24, 2016

“We learn and grow from each other,” said Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden. “I don’t think the world would be a good place if we all thought the same thing and did the same thing.”About 100 people attended NIU’s first monthly...

James Zanayed, Student Association Supreme Court justice, speaks prior to being elected as the SA student trustee. Zanayed received 28 of 30 possible votes for the trustee position Sunday. Read more at bit.ly/1QKA6LQ.

Student trustee to focus on budget, safety

By Madison Kacer | March 7, 2016

The Student Association Senate approved James Zanayed, SA Supreme Court justice, as student trustee with an outcome of 28-1-1.The student trustee fills one of the eight trustee positions on the Board of Trustees with voting power equal to the other seven....

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol Wednesday in Springfield.

SA lobbies for college funding, MAP grants

By Northern Star staff | February 18, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol Wednesday in Springfield.

SA votes, fills 5 vacant positions

By Maxwell Bisaillon | February 8, 2016

Clarification: The Northern Star reported the Student Association Senate heard a presentation by each senator at large candidate then held a closed-door discussion and vote.To clarify, each senator at large candidate was asked to leave the room, but the...

Unlawful assembly ordinances draft discussed by community

By Madison Kacer | February 4, 2016

DeKalb residents and NIU students and faculty discussed two unlawful assembly ordinances drafted by the City of DeKalb for nearly four hours at a DeKalb Human Relations Commission meeting Tuesday.The ordinances were unanimously passed during the first...