The Northerner

Students gather in the Health Innovation Center.

NKU ranks in top 50 nationally for best value

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

NKU ranked among the best of the best universities in the nation when it comes to value, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. In a list of the top 50 “best value” schools, NKU earned...

NKU Police Department Chief John Gaffin stands outside his office which overlooks Truist Arena.

Behind the badge: How John Gaffin changed NKUPD culture and conquered law school

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

An 18-year-old John Gaffin walked onto NKU’s campus with the idea that he would be a radio deejay, or at least something media related. He even wrote a movie review which was published in The Northerner. Nearly...

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson has been appointed as NKUs seventh president.

NKU announces Cady Short-Thompson as seventh president

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk September 13, 2023

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson has been appointed to serve as the seventh president of Northern Kentucky University. The Board of Regents approved Short-Thompson’s appointment by unanimous vote at a packed...

Students at Fresh Fusion

Viewpoints: How has the tuition raise impacted students?

Larisa Pavlovic, Contributor September 12, 2023

In June, NKU’s Board of Regents unanimously agreed to raise tuition, parking, housing and dining rates for students in the 2023-2024 school year. This was one of the solutions NKU created to counter...

A student scans her parking permit before exiting the Kenton Garage.

Breaking it down: NKU parking rates compared to local universities

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 11, 2023

Parking on a college campus typically comes with its share of woes, like finding a bright yellow parking ticket on your car’s windshield, as well as victories, like tracking down an open parking spot...

NKUs potential new president will be voted on at the Sept. 13 Board of Regents meeting.

BREAKING: NKU new president to be voted on

Emily Sisk and Braden White September 11, 2023

The potential new president of NKU will be voted on and introduced at the Wednesday, Sept. 13 Board of Regents meeting, according to an NKU press release. If approved, the individual will become the...

An employee at Steak n Shake waits to take an order.

FEATURE: Your guide to NKU Dining

Emily Sisk, News Editor August 25, 2023

NKU features a slew of dining options to meet the needs of many unique taste buds. However, it’s not always clear what form of payment may be accepted and when your favorite spot will be open. This feature...

Police officers surround University Drive while investigating a suspicious package Monday morning.

‘Possible presence’ of explosives cause for University Drive closure

Emily Sisk, News Editor August 21, 2023

The possible presence of explosives was detected in two suitcases on Monday morning, which resulted in the closure of University Drive between Campus Drive and Johns Hill Road, according to an NKU press...

University Drive on Aug. 21 shut down beginning at its intersection with Campus Drive up to the round-a-bout connected to Johns Hill Drive.

BREAKING: Police cars swarm University Drive on first day of classes

Emily Sisk and Killian Baarlaer August 21, 2023

UPDATE: An all clear was reported via a Norse Alert at approximately 12:30 p.m. No danger was reported and the road is scheduled to reopen soon. NKU Campus Police, University of Cincinnati Campus...

Bonnie Meyer, former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services at NKU, received a $75,000 settlement from the university in January 2022,

NKU withholds details over $75k settlement to former LGBTQ services director

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk June 22, 2023

NKU entered into a $75,000 “confidential agreement” with former Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer on Jan. 20, 2022. The agreement referenced an Oct. 12, 2021 demand letter brought...

Student Emergency Fund leaves student in five-month holdup

Student Emergency Fund leaves student in five-month holdup

Emily Sisk, News Editor June 20, 2023

NKU’s Student Emergency Fund has undergone extensive changes over the past academic year, resulting in some confusion and frustration on the part of students who have applied. Angi Meredith, a non-traditional...

Guests at Newports Juneteenth celebration piled plates high with food inside Southgate Street School. NKU Masters in Public History students Juneteenth exhibit was displayed in frames around the room.

Hidden history: Juneteenth celebrated in NKY

Emily Sisk, News Editor June 18, 2023

Nestled across the street from Hofbräuhaus German restaurant, crowds of people congregated around East Southgate Street in Newport Friday evening. Echoes of jazz music rang through stereo speakers,...

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