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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...

WATCH: Student reaction | President Mearns’ departure

WATCH: Student reaction | President Mearns’ departure

Alec Reynolds / Matt Sexton, Digital Media Manager / Editor-In-Chief
January 29
Filed under Video

President Mearns announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving NKU after the semester for Ball State University.  Hear what a few students from around campus have to say and remember about President Mearns. Related: BREAKING: NKU President Mearns Leaving for Ball State Related: Campus Reacts to Mear...

In case you missed it: September Board of Regents’ meeting

In case you missed it: September Board of Regents’ meeting

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
September 9
Filed under Featured Story, News

Marking the third week of school, the Board of Regents discussed current issues on NKU’s campus, including budget cuts, sexual assault issues within the NKU community, increases in graduate enrollment and a statement regarding the ‘Welcome White Week’ fliers. The meeting was held in SU 106 on...

5 things you missed at Fall Convocation

5 things you missed at Fall Convocation

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor
August 21
Filed under Featured Story, News

For those of you who couldn’t hear President Geoffrey Mearns’s Fall Convocation address on Aug. 19, don’t fret. The Northerner has you covered with the five most essential topics that were discussed. These range from rising ACT scores among the incoming freshman class, struggles with state fundin...

Mearns asks NKU community to join him in Cincinnati Pride Parade

Mearns asks NKU community to join him in Cincinnati Pride Parade

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-chief
June 20
Filed under Featured Story, News

A week after the shooting that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, President Geoffrey Mearns expressed condolences to the victims of the tragedy in an email sent to the campus community Monday. He expressed that he condemns all acts of violence, particularly those directed at people “based o...

State budget to impact university funding

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
February 3
Filed under News

Newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came into office with a plan to make many changes around the Commonwealth, and on Jan. 26 the announcement of a change to funding for state universities sent many into shock.  The proposed budget, which cuts state spending overall by 9 percent, or nearly $6...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
January 27
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...

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

Staff
January 22
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

This story was updated on Jan. 22 at 7:08 p.m.According to a Friday report from The Northern Kentucky Tribune, an NKU student, under the name of Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit against the university on Wednesday, Jan. 20, accusing officials of mishandling her sexual assault case in a campus dorm. The article...

VIDEO: Students dig to uncover pieces of America’s dark past

VIDEO: Students dig to uncover pieces of America’s dark past

Michaela Beechem, Contributor
September 19
Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

Today the Parker Academy is a beautiful field of green, but this field contains many shadows of the past that still cling to the earth. There is a big pit in the center of the field where the old school building used to be.  A handful of students dig where the boy’s dormitory once stood. The only ...

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