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Chief Justice TJ Cleary.

SGA President, Chief Justice respond to tweet about the constitution

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2021

Earlier today, a tweet was posted that showed a photo of a portion of the SGA constitution document being locked for editing by Chief Justice TJ Cleary.  “the chief justice being my boyfriend does...

How the SGA president, VP ran an online campaign

Abby Behrens and Natalie Hamren May 8, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were recently elected SGA president and vice president. Their campaign, along with the rest of the world, had to transition online mid-March. Check out to see what they did...

Lauren Goodwin, left, and Mia Derks, right, stand next to each other and smile. They are wearing light pink shirts.

Goodwin and Derks named SGA president, VP

996 students voted in the two-day election
Northerner Staff April 2, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were announced as the 2020-21 SGA President and Vice President on April 2 with 379 votes. 996 votes came in during the two-day election. Their opponents, Jessica Archer...

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Northerner hosts online debate for three SGA presidential hopefuls
Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney March 26, 2020
On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.
Pictured left to right, Zach Dichtl, vice president, and Katie Estes, president.

Estes, Dichtl: restructure SGA, inclusive dining

Billy Keeney March 4, 2020

SGA senators Katie Estes and Zach Dichtl want to be your student body president and vice president. Estes, entrepreneurship major, and Dichtl, triple major in web and database administration, media...

Lauren Goodwin, left, and Mia Derks, right, stand next to each other and smile. They are wearing light pink shirts.

Goodwin and Derks: Transparency in Action

SGA Justices Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks announce their candidacy and pillars of campaign.
Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor March 4, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, the only all-female ticket of the election announced its candidacy with the slogan “Transparency in Action.” Student Government Association Justices Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks...

Pictured left to right, Jacob Wilson, vice president, and Jessica Archer, president, are running for president and vice president.

Archer, Wilson: representing students, accountability

Jessica Archer and Jacob Wilson are running for SGA President and Vice President, respectively.
Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor March 4, 2020

Jessica Archer recently announced her bid for SGA president in the upcoming election. According to Archer, her platforms focus on communication and transparency to combat issues such as enrollment decline,...

Frank Robinson reads comments from Advising about the resolution.

Advising resolution passed, alcohol in housing discussed at SGA

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor March 3, 2020
Academic Affairs Chairman Alan Millward and Senator Hannah Miller opened Monday’s meeting reading the changes in their resolution, which had its first reading last week. The resolution now allows students to submit evaluations of their academic advisors, in hopes to improve advising meetings and sessions students have.
Committee Chairwoman of University Improvements, Onyinyechi Okorie, sharing her

All Card design, advising evaluations discussed at SGA

Billy Keeney, News Editor February 25, 2020

A new resolution proposed by Academic Excellence Senator Hannah Miller and Committee Chairman of Academic Affairs Alan Millward endorsing the universal implementation of online academic advisor evaluations...

Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Billy Keeney, News Editor February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District...

Senator Joe Baker advocating for changes in the library during Monday's meeting.

Library improvements, accreditation solutions discussed at SGA

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor February 11, 2020

Comments on library improvement Dean of Steely Library Andrea Falcone joined SGA’s open session for members to voice concerns and pitch ideas to improve Steely Library.  Committee Chairwoman of...

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter February 4, 2020

On Monday, 11 new senate candidates were presented for appointment. Each candidate was given the floor to introduce themselves. After sharing their name, major, year and reasons for wanting to join SGA,...

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