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Senate accuses Cross of misappropriating 3.5K, debates censuring three SA position holders

Senate accuses Cross of misappropriating 3.5K, debates censuring three SA position holders

By Kierra Frazier | March 25, 2019

DeKALB — Student Association President Khiree Cross is accused of misappropriating $3,500.33 in SA funds gathered through student fees. The funds were allocated to his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, for a regional conference, according to...

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

By Kierra Frazier | February 21, 2019

Sunday’s Student Association meeting sparked heated remarks resulting from an unrevealed comment made at an earlier candidate’s meeting.During his executive report, SA President Khiree Cross said while he’s been in the SA for five years, he’s...

SA prepares for spring elections with Candidate Meetings

By Sophia Mullowney | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Student Association [SA] held its first candidates’ informational meeting Monday in the Campus Life Building.No students were present at the meeting besides representatives from SA. Speaker Tristan Martin said the lack of attendees...

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — SA voted to re-establish an ad-hoc committee Sunday to revise and reevaluate the Election Policy as a result of the discrepancies last election season.An ad-hoc committee is a temporary committee voted upon by the senate to serve a particular...

SA appoints three senators to serve student body

SA appoints three senators to serve student body

By Northern Star Staff | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association moved to approve three new senators-at-large Sunday, approving, junior business major Jonathon Peters, sophomore environmental sciences major Mia Griffin and economics graduate student Masud Alam.Speaker Tristan Martin...

The Student Association Senate elected Jesslyn Truesdale, NIU graduated sociology major, as a a supreme court justice during its meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room

SA plans to fill supreme court vacancies

By Tom Burton | November 12, 2018

DeKALB — Significant bills and resolutions were approved, along with the appointment of s Supreme Court Justice during the weekly Student Association Senate meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

Senators dressed in Halloween costumes listened to speakers during the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Sky room.

SA senate does Halloween Sunday

By Tom Burton | October 29, 2018

DeKALB — The Student Association senate held it’s Halloween-themed meeting which highlighted Emma West being voted in as a senator-at-large, along with a costume contest.  West spoke to SA and addressed her concerns regarding minority students and...

SA plans to improve campus involvement

By Tom Burton | October 1, 2018

The Student Association Senate filled the occupancies of several positions and passed a major bill in Sunday’s meeting at the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing three...

Senator Naomi Bolden elected Speaker

By Michael Urbanec | April 16, 2018

Editor's Note: This story originally reported that Senator Tristan Martin was elected as the Student Association Speaker. That information was incorrect. Senator Naomi Bolden was elected speaker. The story, headline and photo cutline has been changed...

Student Association Senator warns of overcrowding on buses

Student Association Senator warns of overcrowding on buses

By Jessie Kern | February 6, 2018

The Student Association Senate has announced Kelly Wesener Michael, associate vice president of student affairs, will speak at Sunday’s meeting about Maxient.Wesener Michael will attend the meeting to clarify the issue and entertain questions about...

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...

Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, speaks with Sergeant-at-Arms Senator Timothy Brandner about the senates discussion on Senator Tristan Martins proposed bill at a meeting on Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate postpones 2 bills

By Leah Nicolini | April 25, 2016

DeKalb | The Student Association Senate voted to postpone SA Bill 47026, which would combine the positions of the director of public affairs position with the director of advertising position, at a Sunday meeting.“In theory, when you postpone indefinitely,...

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