The Northerner

SACS reaffirms NKU

Vern Hockney and Vern Hockney

January 12, 2010

Northern Kentucky University received reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December. 'This is one of the most rigorous processes that a university can undergo, and we passed with flying colors,' said President James Votruba. But now that the reaffirmation has come a...

SGA Update

Staff Report and Staff Report

January 12, 2010

At the Jan. 11 Student Government Association meeting six new senators were sworn in, two new Judicial Council members and a new chief justice. The three SGA committee - University Improvements, Finance and Student Rights - also named their new chairs. New senators: Keri Eason; Megan Johnson; Jasmine ...

Not allowed to Smoke

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

January 12, 2010

Are you a smoker used to grabbing a quick fix as you walk the scenic route from building to building between classes? Well, maybe not for long.' Many public universities are considering a smoking ban, and Northern Kentucky University may consider such a policy in its future. This would prohibit smokin...

Interactive: Senior Art Exhibition, Dec. 3-11

Joe Castelli

December 16, 2009

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This week’s cover: Breaking apart NKU

The Northerner and The Northerner

December 9, 2009

What's cool ' Basketball The basketball programs at Northern Kentucky University are among the nation's elite in Division II competition, and the teams are led by coaches who carry on the tradition of winning. The NKU men's and women's basketball teams are continuing to grow as they attract players...

No rest for the Norse

Mike Collins and Mike Collins

December 9, 2009

Tim Downer/Photographer Tim Downer/Photographer The semester at Northern Kentucky University is coming to a close as students prepare for final exams.' Campus will be bare and classes will be empty as people head home for the holiday season. The NKU basketball teams don't get a break; they will be...

Get the heck outta here!

Tim Owens | Joe Castelli

December 9, 2009

Tim I swore I wouldn’t do this. I promised myself that I wouldn’t do what countless other parting Northerner staff members have done in the past. I wanted my goodbye to be unique. In short, I wanted to not focus it on The Northerner itself. But attempting to do so only left me with a blank ...

Freshman 15

M. Gordon Willis and M. Gordon Willis

December 8, 2009

Charlotte EthertonI am sure all of you have heard of the Freshman 15 - the dreaded 15 pounds you gain as a freshman, usually in the first semester, if not by the end of the year. Okay, so I am going to be straight forward with all of you. I would be kidding myself if I said that I was not a hefty guy. ...

The coolest of the cool

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

December 8, 2009

Nancy BholaThis time in the semester always gets me feeling quite nostalgic.' It brings to mind my favorite things about this university. So, without further ado, I bring you the coolest... Professor: While at Northern, I have had my fair share of doozies, but, for the most part, I have had a slew of ...

Not Cool

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

December 8, 2009

MCT Campus Northern Kentucky University restricts Freedom of Speech - that is what the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Web site says. FIRE is a non-profit educational foundation devoted to free speech. FIRE has labeled NKU a 'red light' school. According to FIRE, a red light school 'h...

No voice silenced

Jeremy Jackson and Jeremy Jackson

December 8, 2009

Courtsey of NKU Theatre Department.From the outset, we know that she is perpetually doomed. No matter which way you spin it, the colossal ship that underwent its maiden voyage in 1912 is going to sink in the second act. Therein lies the challenge for Northern Kentucky University's theatrical performanc...

Impeachments dominate SGA

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

December 8, 2009

Mark Payne/Managing Editor Two weeks, two impeachments. The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association had its second impeachment hearing Dec. 7. This time it was SGA President Keith Kaseke who faced impeachment charges on the grounds he violated SGA procedure and the SGA Constitut...

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