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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...

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

Nearly 800 Northern Kentucky fans packed the Student Union Ballroom Sunday to join the men’s basketball team to celebrate the Horizon League championship and to discover who the Norse would play this week in the NCAA tournament. According to Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director for comm...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
March 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

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...

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

The Northerner Staff
January 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, News

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure. Mearns was hired at Ball State University to serve as their 17th president, an announcement made at the Muncie, Indiana campus at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mearns notified the Board of Regents tha...

Budget to cause tuition increases

Budget to cause tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2016
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2016
Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held the first of two open forums Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom for faculty and staff to address concerns of the state budget, funding throughout the university and recruitment and retention rates. The forum discussed several options for how the university will move forward with the overa...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2016
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

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