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NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor March 16, 2021

President Ashish Vaidya announces campus will be headed “back to the future” for the Fall 2021 semester. The fall semester, beginning Monday, August 23, will include in-person learning, residence...

Outside the Student Union during fall.

COVID Vaccine Phase 1C delayed while administrators plan how to vaccinate campus, move forward

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor February 18, 2021

On Feb. 2, NKU announced that the state of Kentucky delayed Phase 1C of the COVID-19 Vaccine deployment from the current schedule and NKU administrators were prepared for the call. The delay was due...

FAQ about the COVID-19 vaccine

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor January 18, 2021

The University will distribute vaccinations to the NKU community free of charge in the coming weeks. In order to shed some light on the vaccine and whether one should get it, below are some questions that...

NKU to move to remote learning following counties' red zone distinction

NKU to move to remote learning following counties’ red zone distinction

Rachel Smith, News Editor October 30, 2020

Following Campbell and Kenton Counties’ “red zone” distinction for COVID-19 severity in Kentucky, NKU plans to temporarily move most classes online on Monday, according to a campus-wide email. There...

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.

Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

Rachel Smith, News Editor September 27, 2020

Regional health officials and administrators encourage citizens to receive the flu vaccination to ward off the looming ‘twindemic.’  “Protecting ourselves against the flu is more important than...

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Was it safe to return to campus? Faculty and health experts weigh in

Rachel Smith, News Editor September 23, 2020

Several universities have opened for the Fall 2020 semester, leading many to express health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While even the near future is shadowed in uncertainty, members...

Senior Theatre and Philosophy major Isabel Sleczkowski sits in her apartment where she's been quarantining since July.

‘I want to live past COVID’: students, alum explain what it’s like to have the disease

Three COVID-19 stories—ranging from ER visits to no symptoms at all
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

Read about two NKU students' and one alum's experience with COVID-19. Isabel Sleczkowski, senior philosophy and theatre BFA major, experienced severe symptoms that sent her to the emergency room twice. Emmy...

Facial coverings are required on campus as part of the 'Norse Nine.'

Provost shares COVID-19 update, FAQ

Noelle Horn, News Editor August 25, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out a COVID-19 update email this week, which includes frequently asked questions about the regional dashboard, reminders about healthy practices on campus and childcare resources.  Frequently...

The Student Union from the plaza level.

NKU COVID-19 dashboard tracks regional cases

Rachel Smith, News Editor August 24, 2020

NKU has published an updating dashboard for COVID-19 related statistics of Northern Kentucky and Ohio, administrators released via email today. The data collected by the dashboard will help guide administrators...

Parking lots across campus were at a moderate capacity on Tuesday.

GALLERY: What campus looks like during COVID-19

Billy Keeney, Photo Editor August 19, 2020

On Wednesday, students returned to campus for classes. See what campus looks like during the coronavirus pandemic, and what protocols NKU has implemented.

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Provost updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated campus in an email now that fall semester 2020 is underway
Noelle Horn, News Editor August 18, 2020

In an email sent out this afternoon, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated campus on COVID-19 quarantine protocols, where to receive free facial coverings and ways to maintain healthy practices.  COVID-19...

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