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NKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

NKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
July 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Following five months of doubt looming over the future of WNKN’s Middletown Signal, Northern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has finalized the sale of 105.9 FM (WNKN) to Grant County Broadcasters, Inc for $5.3 million on Wednesday.  This follows the February sale of signals in both Highland Heights (WNKU) ...

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
June 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

A new radiation therapy program at NKU was approved in April and is projected to be implemented in the Fall 2017 semester. According to Shannon Alexander, BS Health Science Program Director, the program has been in the works since last May. Throughout the past year, they’ve sorted through the nec...

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

As more than 1,600 students received their bachelor’s degrees as new graduates of NKU, former president Geoffrey Mearns handed out his final diplomas while serving the university. Taking his place until a permanent president is found is Gerard St. Amand, who will serve as interim president. In an email...

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

During Dr. Jessica Kratzer’s first year as a professor at NKU, she’s had students disclose personal experiences such as anxiety, depression, and sexual assault. “I think that I create a warm environment and I really care about my students, and I think that they see that I care about them,” ...

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

Cole Grecco, News Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents announced Wednesday there will be tuition increases as well as as increased prices in housing, parking and dining. With the increasing fees incoming changes to scholarships and financial aid was detailed as well. The Board of Regents also reported on employee raises as well...

Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

Sitting at the edge of a round conference table, overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, President Geoffrey Mearns began his farewell. “As I sit here, will I be ready to say goodbye? I am not sure,” Mearns said.  “I thought people would say ‘Good, we are ready for you to go,’ but people ha...

Against the smog: NKU science students, faculty reflect on proposed federal budget cuts

Against the smog: NKU science students, faculty reflect on proposed federal budget cuts

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

Faced with potential federal cuts to science-based programs and institutions, Dr. Christine Curran spent her spring break walking the halls of Capitol Hill. She joined other members of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology to fight the proposal, which would affect federally-fu...

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

Sami Dada and Erica Bluford were elected Student Government Association president and vice president Thursday, receiving 616 votes from the student body. Three slates vied for the positions of president and vice president of the SGA. Dada and Bluford beat the nearest candidates, Kaitlyn Schaefer and Taylo...

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

Three tickets are in the running for the presidential and vice presidential bid for SGA in the upcoming school year alongside other executive and senator spots on the board. Each platform addresses ideas of unity within their campaign, and navigate the issue with different lenses and processes.  The three tic...

SGA candidates make final pitch to student body

SGA candidates make final pitch to student body

Cole Grecco, News Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

All three Student Government Association presidential candidates and their vice presidents worked to sway voters in their favor, discussing topics ranging from state funding for the university, sexual assault and rape culture to inclusiveness on campus during Monday’s debate. About 50 people watched t...

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

Cole Grecco, News Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held an Inclusive Excellence forum Friday to show faculty, staff and students the 2022 Inclusive Excellence Plan draft and allow those in attendance to voice their opinions on the plan. Kathleen Roberts, senior advisor for Inclusive Excellence, led the forum which was split into two parts. During ...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

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