The Northerner

Early Childhood Center faces uncertain future

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

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 Geoffrey Mearns, as a part of implementing a next step in the school’s strategic plan. ...

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 to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

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, being a leader for everything "green" or sustainability related wasn’t even something she knew sh...

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 and renovation usually bring about negative effects on the environment, NKU is taking this opportuni...

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 Planner Jane Goode. That’s a large amount compared to other universities, according to NKU Pr...

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 of his drive to campus or the bottled water he crinkles in his hands. That, however, all changed this past year ...

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 to an emailed statement from NKU’s Director of Marketing and Communications Chris Cole. The legal cou...

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 crock pot and clear tubing you’ve seen at your local hospital, the machine recycles ...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

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

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 both gave speeches to a crowd of about 1,400 people in the university's Bank of Kentucky Center. ...

University attempts to address small desk issue

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

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 concerns of students across campus regarding desks in classrooms that are much too small. SGA members ...

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 you may need to be a crime reporter in the digital age, according to the media professionals who ca...

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

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.

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 discomforting disturbances Senior sociology major Tara Pennington recognized that the des...

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