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Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

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

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 ever,” Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a r...

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

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 distant fall semester for its students, faculty, staff and other patrons.  SOTA department h...

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

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

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 of Northern Kentucky University attempt to shed light on campus safety during a global pandemic. Why ...

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

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

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 Kaeppner, senior senior BFA costume design and technology, was sick for two weeks but made...

Provost shares COVID-19 update, FAQ

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

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 asked questions In order to answer questions about the regional statistics d...

NKU COVID-19 dashboard tracks regional cases

The Student Union from the plaza level.

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 in future decisions in the semester and every community member has access to it, according...

GALLERY: What campus looks like during COVID-19

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

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.

Provost updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

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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 regional statistics dashboard Rowlands introduced the COVID-19 Regional Statistics dashboard. The dashboard wa...

GALLERY: First day back on campus

Students in masks attending their first day of in-person classes.

Northerner Staff

August 17, 2020

NKU resumed classes Monday. While most students are taking classes online, there are still some students on campus taking courses. These are the changes made to campus for the 2020 semester.

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes almost one month after the Horizon League chose to delay competition until at least October 1, citing health c...

Housing addendum and move in plans announced

The front doors leading into Griffin Hall's lobby.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 23, 2020

In an email from University Housing, it announced what move in will look like, dining and housing changes and other safety measures for the Fall Semester.  Assignments All Fall assignments for University Housing have been uploaded to the housing portal. To view yours, click here. Housing said ...

Housing announces changes for 2020-21 academic year

The main thoroughfare students that live in Boothe Residential Village take to class.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 10, 2020

Housing announced updates on dining, shuttle service, cleaning, room assignments and other changes due to COVID-19. Changes to Dining Norse Commons cafeteria will be the only residential dining open for the academic year. Callahan/East Village Bistro will not be open during this year. Tentative ...

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