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Audrey Wilson works with some of the students at the Early Childhood Center.

Early Childhood Center faces uncertain future

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager April 3, 2015

Changes could soon be coming to the university’s Early Childhood Center. The on-campus educational daycare, which serves 52 children per day, is under the spotlight of a task force, created by NKU President...

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager December 28, 2014

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order...

Former modern dancer spins a web of ‘green’ influence at NKU

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager December 28, 2014

Jane Goode didn’t catch on to her nickname at NKU quickly. Students would scurry up behind her on campus shouting “Green lady, green lady!” only to have her turn her head in confusion. In fact,...

NKU raises its bar for sustainable construction standards

NKU raises its bar for sustainable construction standards

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager December 28, 2014

NKU is taking advantage of its recent and continued growth through implementing more environmentally sustainable construction and renovation practices in projects all across campus. Though construction...

Tranportation issues could be university’s key concern

Tranportation issues could be university’s key concern

December 28, 2014

About 42 percent of NKU’s total carbon footprint, or the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels is from transportation, according to University...

Center spreads environmental education throughout the university and beyond

Center spreads environmental education throughout the university and beyond

December 28, 2014

Clay Tyler is no environmental expert. As a senior middle grades education major, he sits in class (almost) everyday  like most NKU students and doesn’t spend time thinking twice about the impacts...

BREAKING: Former dance coach improperly used $6,800, could be center of investigation

Kevin Schultz and Richard Cracchiolo November 3, 2014

NKU’s legal counsel met with a Campbell County commonwealth attorney on Nov. 3 to discuss a potential criminal investigation into the activities of former NKU dance team coach Jennifer Hilvert, according...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager November 2, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s...

Alison Lundergan Grimes introduces Hillary Clinton. Clinton showed her support for Grimes' senate candidacy.

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Kevin Schultz and Carrie Crotzer November 1, 2014

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by Northern Kentucky University this morning to rally for Kentucky democrat senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton and Grimes...

A professor works with a student in a Griffin hall classroom. The open desks and floor plan provides a more interactive classroom environment.

University attempts to address small desk issue

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager October 2, 2014

Student government works to ‘bridge the gap’ between a student-body concern and its administrative response   NKU administration and Student Government Association (SGA) have heard the...

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

5 things you missed at the SPJ Lunch with the Pros

Brook Clifford, Managing Editor September 19, 2014

You’ll never have the same day twice. You’ll question the trustworthiness of law enforcement. And you’ll need to work on your interpersonal communication skills. These are just a few of the things...

Several NKU students struggle to fit comfortably in desks in Founder's Hall. Groups of students have shared their frustrating experiences with the small desks found in Landrum Academic Center and Founder's Hall with The Northerner.

‘Fitting in’ isn’t an option for some students with diverse body types

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager September 1, 2014

As she sat down in a dark and outdated classroom to stuff resource bags for the homeless, she quickly realized something peculiar about her desk in the Landrum Academic Center. Small desks deliver...

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