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Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Northern Kentucky University will partner with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the University of Kentucky to develop a UK regional medical school campus at NKU. NKU and UK made the joint announcement during a Monday morning press conference in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Robert DiPaola, dean of th...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
February 14, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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