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SA Executive branch and Senate election results

SA Executive branch and Senate election results

By Northern Star Staff | March 31, 2019

DeKALB — A total of 374 students, including those who chose not to vote for every position, participated in the executive election. The following are the results:Executive Branch• Vice President: Kevin Schaeffer- 305• Treasurer: Devohn Hall- 301•...

SA elects 51st session speaker of the senate

By Kierra Frazier | March 31, 2019

DeKALB — Legislative Director Ian Pearson was elected Speaker of the Senate for the 51st session of the Student Association with all 14 senators who discussed and debated the position advocating for him.At Sunday night’s meeting, Pearson won with...

Barsema takes over as chairperson for the Board of Trustees

By Kierra Frazier | February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Dennis Barsema has had been active in the university for the past 19 years and continues so by taking on a new role in the Board of Trustees.One of his most recent accomplishments is filling the position for Wheeler Coleman as Board of Trustees...

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...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Acting President Lisa Freeman discusses her possible presidency in her office.

Freeman reconsiders her candidacy

By Jessie Kern | July 23, 2018

DeKALB — After unexpectedly stepping into the role of acting president for the last year, Lisa Freeman has reconsidered her candidacy for president.NIU has been preparing for the presidential search after Doug Baker’s unexpected departure in June...

Board of Trustees carelessness comes at heavy costs

Board of Trustee’s carelessness comes at heavy costs

By Editorial Board | April 19, 2018

 The Northern Star Editorial Board finds the outcome of the NIU Board of Trustees vs Misty Haji-Sheikh case to be costly and unnecessarily difficult when compared to a lawsuit filed by Sid Kincaid in 2016.Sid Kincaid, former Student Association senator,...

Candidates running for Student Association executive offices answer students questions during a Tuesday forum.

SA holds a candidate forum

By Jessie Kern | March 22, 2018

Students packed the Sky Room at the Holmes Student Center Tuesday for the Student Association’s Election Debate Forum.There are two tickets running for executive branch in the March 27 to 28 election, #YouMatterNIU and #MovingForwardNIU.Election Commissioner...

SA EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS | Student trustee candidate profiles

By Jacqueline Evans | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Elections for the Student Association executive cabinet are Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the final installment of all candidates running for the four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Jaemin Robertson Year/Major:...

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