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Check out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories of 2014-15

By Kelly Bauer | May 5, 2015

Catch up on the news and columns you missed this academic year by checking out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories.If you're interested in all the news -- and there was quite a bit in between the Huskies losing at Homecoming and the university implementing...

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein works at his desktop on May 4 in the Campus Activities Board office. Lupstein wants to incorporate sexual assault awareness into UNIV 101/202.  

Lupstein talks student engagement, change for SA executive goals

By Augustin Zehnder | May 4, 2015

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein said his newly-inaugurated ticket will look to create an app that would allow students to voice ideas and find answers to questions about the SA.Lupstein and his ticket, the Voice of Change, faced disqualification...

SA Supreme Court: SA should enact regulations for online voting

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

The Student Association Supreme Court, in its opinion, “highly encourages” the SA to enact regulations concerning electronic voting for elections.The court released its opinions Tuesday on the hearings surrounding the contentious 2015 SA executive...

SA Supreme Court must release opinions on election hearings

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 20, 2015

Students still haven’t seen the opinions of the Student Association Supreme Court, which decided to repeal the disqualification of the Voice of Change ticket from the 2015 SA executive election on March 31.The Voice of Change ticket was disqualified...

Lupstein selects Lezon for SA chief of staff

By Northern Star staff | April 14, 2015

Student Association Senator Gregory Lezon has been appointed chief of staff for the 2015-16 academic year by SA President-elect Nathan Lupstein, said Chief of Staff Chad Harris.The SA chief of staff works under the president and oversees the executive...

Student Association Senator Robert Kreml talks about the addition of an ad hoc committee, of which he is chairman, on April 11 at SA Senate in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA Senate to amend election bylaws

By Ashley Morse | April 13, 2015

The Student Association Senate is considering 12 amendments to its bylaws to reflect the move to online elections.The 2015 executive elections saw the SA’s first use of online voting through HuskieLink, a social media platform for student groups. Now,...

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

SA senator charged with election info leak resigns

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Student Association Senator Jake Swick resigned Wednesday night due to allegations of disclosing election information as an SA Board of Elections member.Swick was to appear before the SA Senate on Sunday to face charges of giving election information...

Lupstein ticket needs to earn students’ trust

Lupstein ticket needs to earn students’ trust

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 12, 2015

Nathan Lupstein and the members of his Voice of Change ticket need to apologize for their role in collaborating unethically with a Board of Elections member during the controversial Student Association executive election.SA Senator Jake Swick, who served...

SA senator faces charges of leaking election info to Lupstein ticket

By Ashley Morse | April 9, 2015

A Student Association senator who serves on the SA Board of Elections will face charges of disclosing election information to the Voice of Change ticket at a Sunday hearing.Screenshots of text messages between Senator Jake Swick and Voice of Change members...

Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association directors Ben Donovan and Alex Martin resign from SA

By Margaret Maka | April 8, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

5 things to learn from the Student Association executive election

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 2, 2015

This year’s Student Association executive election was a mess. It didn’t need to be.The election devolved into battles between the Voice of Change ticket, the Standing for Every Student ticket and the Board of Elections. The tickets accused each other...

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