The Northerner

NKU freezes tuition rates for 2020-21

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

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 year for full-time students with $413 charged per credit hour. This rate will remain the same for the f...

Loch Norse Magazine hosts digital open mic night

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

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 or prose.  NKU’s Loch Norse Magazine has successfully recreated a similar experience with th...

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

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 how women couldn’t safely walk the streets alone. After a microbiologist was murdered near her home one ...

Applications for pass/fail grading now open

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

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 of classes before finals week begins. To switch to pass/fail grading, an email should be sent from stu...

The best TV shows to binge while stuck at home

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Kane Mitten and Northerner Staff

April 13, 2020

The Northerner editors list the best shows to watch while we're all stuck inside.

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

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 and Services and two student organization leaders shared their thoughts on an exclusively digital p...

NKU provost answers student questions

corona feature

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 of the current global pandemic. Future graduation Four commencement ceremonies will be held in December...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

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.

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

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

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 Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. An email will be sent from the Registrar's office on April 13 that gives ...

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 collection of videos showcasing the deep talent throughout SOTA was launched according to Rick Endr...

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

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

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.

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

Illustration of the coronavirus.

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 balances first and will share more details soon on when students can receive refunds.  Bec...

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