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NKU announces new vice president and chief strategy officer

Bonita J. Brown will serve NKU as VP and CSO
May 29, 2019

On Tuesday NKU announced its new vice president and chief strategy officer Bonita J. Brown. President Ashish Vaidya created the position of VP and CSO to assist with the overseeing and execution of the...

Chase professor cited, quoted in national death penalty case

“It's an interesting case, because at the time of the killings, Connecticut had the death penalty, but since then, Connecticut has repealed their death penalty. - Michael Mannheimer
April 30, 2019

Drug dealer Azibo Aquart and his accomplices pulled on their masks and armed themselves early one morning on August 24, 2005, to break in a “perceived” drug competitor’s apartment. After constraining...

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

“I think a lot of black people see that when they go to therapy they want to talk and then someone’s jotting down notes like, ‘This is an excuse why you can't get this done.'
April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans...

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Food service in Callahan Bistro is changing.
April 15, 2019

The Callahan Bistro has made changes to their menus after multiple complaints from NKU students regarding the safety and quality of their food. Earlier this February, many resident assistants at Callahan...

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

“For us, it is really about supporting the veteran at all stages.
April 11, 2019

NKU is once again ranked nationally for the ninth year in a row as a Military Friendly school. NKU received a bronze distinction meaning that they scored within 30% of the tenth best school in their category....

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

“My wife jokes with me that I have no roots because I grew up in different parts of India,” Vaidya said. “My father was in government services, so I was in the north, the south, the east and west, and everywhere—if you know a little bit about India you would know that it’s very different.”
March 27, 2019

Growing up, President Ashish Vaidya’s father was a successful engineer for the Indian government, and back in those days it was assumed that to be a success you were either an engineer or a medical doctor. What...

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.
March 26, 2019

It just got slightly more expensive to attend NKU. The Board of Regents approved several rate increases, including a 2.8 percent tuition hike, for various goods and services on campus during their March...

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

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

What you missed at SGA Mar. 4

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.
March 6, 2019

SGA talks Chick-fil-A Andy Meeks, director of business operations and auxiliary services, sat in on Monday’s SGA meeting to help facilitate an open dialogue about coming food vendor options. According...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 25

Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services, Bonnie Meyer, explains the outline of her presentation to SGA.
February 26, 2019

Learning LGBTQ+ etiquette In Monday’s SGA meeting, Director of NKU’s LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer gave a presentation aimed at better preparing students for interaction with people who...

Why you’re you: The science behind introverts, extroverts

Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.Introverts and extraverts make a continuum with both on opposite sides. Ambiverts, who have qualities of both, are located somewhere in the middle.
February 25, 2019

Many have heard about the Myers-Briggs personality assessment or the big five personality test. Often, people lump themselves into two categories: introverts or extroverts. Despite familiarity with the...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 18

SGA executive board members pause between member reports.
February 19, 2019

President makes executive orders SGA President Hannah Edelen started her report by announcing two executive orders that will go into effect immediately. “They’re just for accountability purposes,...

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