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Now Introducing: Jamal & Tristan- Pres & Vice Pres

Now Introducing: Jamal & Tristan- Pres & Vice Pres

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under News, NISG Election, Showcase

After a year of contentious issues including the US Presidential election, as well as issues of mental health and diversity, the student body elected Jamal White, junior marketing and organizational management major, as student body president and Tristan Bernhard,  junior social science teaching and political scie...

Election commission censures Jamal-Tristian

Election commission censures Jamal-Tristian

AARON FRIEL, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under News, NISG Election, Showcase

Editor’s note: Jamal White, incoming NISG president, has since issued a statement regarding his campagin’s public censure. The statement is printed in full and can be found at this link. Two weeks removed from the 2017 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) elections, the incoming student body pr...

NISG president-elect responds to censure

NISG president-elect responds to censure

March 9, 2017


Filed under NISG Election

Recently, a censure was put out in result to some allegations that were made. These included: my use of the American Marketing Association card, an organization I am the president of, to pay for campaign expenses, and the failure to report a Snapchat geofilter on our finalized report. I want to personally...

NISG candidate violates election procedures

NISG candidate violates election procedures

March 6, 2017


Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Editor’s note: The Northern Iowa Student Government election commission found the campaign of Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard, who won this year’s election, guilty of violating election rules regarding the reporting of finances. The commission said White used a student organization’s funds to ...

UPDATE: NISG election results

UPDATE: NISG election results

CLINTON OLSASKY and NICK FISHER

February 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, NISG Election, Showcase

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard were named the new NISG president and vice-president, respectively, for the 2017-18 academic year. Nearly 50 UNI students gathered in the main floor of the Maucker Union to hear the election results, which were announced shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wh...

Former NISG President Katie Evans reviews candidates’ platforms

Former NISG President Katie Evans reviews candidates’ platforms

Katie Evans, Guest Columnist

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election

Aaron Friel: Two UNI alums have graciously offered to write reviews of the candidate platforms this year. Katie Evans is a Class of 2016 graduate with degrees in philosophy and political science. As an alum of Northern Iowa Student Government, she served as a Senator and won her campaign for President of ...

NISG candidate platforms reviewed by past election correspondent, Corey Cooling

NISG candidate platforms reviewed by past election correspondent, Corey Cooling

Corey Cooling, Guest Columnist

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election

  Aaron Friel: Two UNI alums have graciously offered to write reviews of the candidate platforms this year. Corey Cooling is a Class of 2015 graduate with degrees in physics and philosophy. As an alum of Northern Iowa Student Government, he served as a Senator, campaigned for President, and ser...

The cliques that win elections

The cliques that win elections

Aaron Friel, Opinion columnist

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Students win elections once or twice, rarely three times. Student groups, on the other hand, can win elections a lot more. Francis Underwood put it best, “Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot res...

NISG Debates

NISG Debates

CLINTON OLSASKY, Associate Executive Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, NISG Election, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 16, approximately 100 UNI students gathered in the main floor of the Maucker Union for the 2017 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) senatorial and presidential candidate debates. The two presidential and vice-presidential tickets were Maggie Miller & Danielle Massey, and Jama...

NISG normalizes controversy in ignoring conflict of interest

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

In the past two years, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has gone through a tumultuous period of establishing visibility to students and re-establishing their credibility to those students who work with NISG closely. This period of confusion has culminated into dubious circumstances this election...

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election, Opinion, Showcase

Since stepping on campus, Jamal and Tristan have worked hard for the University and have become the epitome of involved students on campus. Their extensive and diverse set of experiences have given them the leadership tools necessary to represent this University’s great students. Jamal and Tristan ha...

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey

February 20, 2017


Filed under NISG Election, Opinion, Showcase

NISG voting begins Tuesday Being the president and vice president of the student body is no simple task. These positions aren’t simply about leadership, and they certainly are not about popularity. These positions are a job. They’re jobs that are hard, and take an immense amount of knowledge an...

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