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NKU freezes tuition rates for 2020-21

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2020

A tuition freeze will be set for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, according to a recent release by NKU administration officials.   Current undergraduate in-state tuition totals $9,912 per...

Loch Norse in front of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.

Loch Norse Magazine hosts digital open mic night

Students and faculty celebrated graduating seniors' work during the final event of the semester
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor April 18, 2020

Open mic nights usually conjure up images of quaint coffee shops, crowded with literature students and professors snapping their fingers after each brave soul dramatically reads a piece of their own poetry...

Virtual Take Back The Night focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

Virtual ‘Take Back The Night’ focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

The annual event is hosted by Norse Violence Prevention
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor April 16, 2020

A group of women dressed in black sheets armed with brooms marched across the University of Southern Florida’s campus in 1973. Just a few years prior in Belgium and England, women staged protests against...

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

Applications for pass/fail grading now open

Students should submit an email to the registrar
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 14, 2020

NKU’s pass/fail grading option is now available to students. Students who wish to apply can send an email to NKU’s Office of the Registrar. The option will remain available until May 1, the last day...

From left to right, top to bottom: Screencaps from Halt and Catch Fire, Sex Education, Justified, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Seinfeld.

The best TV shows to binge while stuck at home

Pass the time away while practicing social distancing
Kane Mitten and Northerner Staff April 13, 2020
The Northerner editors list the best shows to watch while we're all stuck inside.
Students walk through NKUs campus to celebrate Pride Week.

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Several of NKU’s annual events will be online
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 13, 2020

Even though campus is closed, NKU’s Office of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is still finding ways to celebrate Pride Week digitally with a series of online events.  The director of LGBTQ+ Programs...

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NKU provost answers student questions

Parking, housing, pass/fail, scholarships and more
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 6, 2020

On Monday afternoon, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out a campus-wide email clarifying many of the questions the administration has received about current and future plans for the university in the wake...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

The shows were previously canceled by SOTA faculty
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor April 3, 2020
The School of the Arts announced Friday that the previously canceled mainstage productions “Buried Child” and “Mamma Mia!” will now be performed next school year.
The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

NKU allows students to opt-in pass/fail grading for semester

The option will be available to undergraduate and graduate students for Spring 2020
Billy Keeney, News Editor March 31, 2020

All undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to request a change from a letter grade to pass/fail for full-semester, second 7-week or third five-week classes, according to an email from...

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

SOTA Stream keeps the music flowing despite campus closure

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2020

In the midst of social distancing, SOTA faculty and staff began brainstorming ways to encourage others to stay creative. In addition to virtual open mics and virtual coffee hours, SOTA Stream, an ongoing...

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Northerner hosts online debate for three SGA presidential hopefuls
Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney March 26, 2020
On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.
Illustration of the coronavirus.

Some student fees to be refunded, Norse Commons to remain open

Natalie Hamren and Kane Mitten March 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email that parking, dining and housing fees already paid will be pro-rated and refunded to students. Vaidya said refunds will be applied to outstanding...

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