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BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
February 14
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
February 14
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Faced with shrinking state funding and a potential seven-figure subsidy to WNKU, the NKU Board of Regents voted Tuesday to negotiate the sale of the radio station. The station received an offer from Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million. NKU will maintain the WNKU call letters. In addition, the uni...

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
January 24
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement during a 1:30 p.m. assembly at Sursa Hall. According to a press release from Northern Kentuck...

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief
December 19
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named the full-time chief of NKU police Monday morning. “It’s about the relationships that I’ve...

Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Northerner Staff
November 8
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

BREAKING: TRUMP DECLARED PRESIDENT-ELECT IN STUNNING UPSET Updated 11/9/2016 2:32 a.m. Despite being the underdog in all the major polls and projections for months, Donald J. Trump was declared president-elect Wednesday morning by the Associated Press after passing the 270 electoral vote threshold nee...

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
November 5
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The NKU women's soccer team defeated Milwaukee Saturday night to win the Horizon League tournament, 3-2. With the win, the Norse win the automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. It is the first Division I NCAA bid in school history. NKU will find out where it wi...

Tornado Warning for NKU campus expires

Tornado Warning for NKU campus expires

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
October 19
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 7:45 p.m. 10/19/16 The tornado warning that was in effect for the NKU campus Wednesday evening was allowed to expire by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. The warning ran for approximately 30 minutes Wednesday evening for Campbell County, including the Northern Kentucky Univers...

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
October 13
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 11:42 a.m. 10/14/16 Lieutenant John Gaffin, interim NKU police chief, reiterated Friday that there was no increased danger on campus following the report of a rape earlier this week. Gaffin, who sent the timely warning to students Thursday to notify them of a rape Oct. 10 at Woodcrest Apar...

BREAKING: Chief of Police announces resignation

BREAKING: Chief of Police announces resignation

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-chief
June 16
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Chief of Police Les Kachurek announced his resignation and will leave Northern Kentucky University next month, according to a statement released by the university Thursday. Kachurek has accepted a position at the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association in New York, where he will teach lea...

Gates named NKU VP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Gates named NKU VP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
June 8
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

A 2000 graduate of NKU's Chase College of Law has returned to NKU as the new vice president of legal affairs and general counsel.University President Geoffrey Mearns announced in a press release Wednesday that Joan M. Gates has been appointed to the position. She replaces Sara L. Sidebottom, who retir...

BREAKING: NKU announces new VP for student affairs

BREAKING: NKU announces new VP for student affairs

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor
May 25
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Dr. Daniel Nadler was hired by Northern Kentucky University as the new vice president for student affairs, according to a press release by the university.According to Wednesday's release, Nadler will begin at NKU on July 18. He currently holds the same position at Eastern Illinois University.“I am pl...

BREAKING: Case of assault at Northern Kentucky University under investigation

BREAKING: Case of assault at Northern Kentucky University under investigation

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
April 29
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

According to WLWT, an investigation of a 63-year-old woman assaulted on Northern Kentucky University’s campus is currently underway by the NKU police department.The woman, Jackie Bernard, related her story to WLWT News about the incident, which occurred on April 21.Bernard said that a young woman wa...

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