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Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor
May 2, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

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

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

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor
April 12, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, National News, News

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
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

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. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

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

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor
December 26, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

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

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor
November 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Multimedia, National News, News, Uncategorized, Video

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.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor
November 8, 2017
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

"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 7, 2006
Filed under News

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 in structural and electrical repairs can be done. The two-lane bridge that connects Covington and Cinci...

Convocation 2018: 3 takeaways from Vaidya’s first address as president

Convocation 2018: 3 takeaways from Vaidya’s first address as president

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor
August 14, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, News

In his first address to NKU as its sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya highlighted the hope he has for NKU’s growth, innovation and insight into the strategies that could make his goals a reality.

The ‘semi-accidental’ leader: St. Amand bids NKU farewell

The ‘semi-accidental’ leader: St. Amand bids NKU farewell

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief
June 30, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, News

The central thread of St. Amand’s career has been what he calls “semi-accidental” leadership and service. Throughout his time in the military and in higher education, he always stepped up to fill a need, even when he least expected it.

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, News

Undergraduate tuition is set to rise by $280 per year this fall as three university divisions are cut by $5.8 million to cover low enrollment and rising costs.

Students, parents rally for campus childcare with UC takeover on the table

Students, parents rally for campus childcare with UC takeover on the table

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor
April 20, 2018
Filed under Featured Story, News

One week after students and staff rallied against state budget cuts, two dozen students marched outside the Student Union to save the Early Childhood Center, a program slated to close June 1 due to budget pressures that have existed since 2015.

WATCH: NKU Rally for Higher Education

WATCH: NKU Rally for Higher Education

April 13, 2018
Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Video

Students gathered alongside faculty and staff to rally for their education. With the proposed pension increases and budget cuts, harsh changes are looming on the horizon. NKU is lobbying for the state to push back against Governor Bevin to keep education affordable and save the jobs of many NKU faculty. ...

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