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President Ashish Vaidya gave his recommendations to the Board of Regents

Board adopts president’s recommendation for a soft freeze, lump-sum pension plan

Noelle Horn, News Editor December 2, 2020

In their special meeting this afternoon, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to adopt President Ashish Vaidya’s recommendation for NKU to adopt a soft freeze lump-sum pension plan. The plan would...

The Board of Regents had their November meeting this afternoon via Zoom

Board of Regents: members of staff congress discuss pension, presidential comments

Noelle Horn, News Editor November 11, 2020

In their November meeting, the Board of Regents heard from the staff congress pension committee, President Ashish Vaidya gave his presidential comments among other updates. Presentation by staff congress...

A fall view of Loch Norse.

Faculty senate: Title IX, pension, student disengagement

Noelle Horn, News Editor October 26, 2020

At the faculty senate’s October meeting, a presentation was given by the Office of Title IX on updated regulations, President Ashish Vaidya gave a brief update on the pension and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands...

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

What went wrong and what's next?
Billy Keeney, News Editor January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court...

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative...

Gerard St. Amand, center, at a Board of Regents meeting Sept. 6. A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor May 2, 2018
A bill to freeze NKU’s pension payment, which was set to soar to $31 million, passed April 26, interim president Gerard St. Amand told regents Wednesday.

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 12, 2018
Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.
State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 10, 2018
The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.
Gov. Matt Bevin said he will not call a special session on pension reform before the end of the year. At an event in Erlanger on Oct. 25, Bevin said such a session

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor December 26, 2017
Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

NKU invests more in Kentucky pension system for same employee benefits while students, faculty and staff lose out
Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor November 28, 2017
NKU’s pension costs increased by more than $15 million within the last decade, but the benefits for 800 pensioned staff have not changed. Administrators say something must be done to bring the money back to campus.
Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Interim president says increasing payments for same benefits is hurting employees, university
Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor November 8, 2017
"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

Covington’s Suspension Bridge to Close

The Kentucky Enquirer November 8, 2006

A historic suspension bridge in northern Kentucky will close later this month for repairs. The John A. Roebling bridge will be closed to vehicles beginning Nov. 13 for five months so that about $3 million...

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