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NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

Students will also be provided with $250 bookstore vouchers
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 22, 2021

In a campus-wide email on Thursday, Northern Kentucky University announced $3 million in Equity Initiatives by using federal coronavirus relief funds to prioritize students impacted the most by the pandemic.  The...

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Norse MBB adds Pivorius to incoming freshman class for 2021-22 season

Pivorius has competed in US and internationally
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team brought in a sixth newcomer for the 2021-22 season, adding shooting guard Hubertas Pivorius to their incoming freshman class.   Hubertas Pivorius...

NKU’s Sunrise Movement brings a call to action for more sustainability

NKU’s Sunrise Movement brings a call to action for more sustainability

Madison Plank, Managing Editor July 17, 2021

A petition to make NKU more sustainable is in the works to be delivered to NKU President Ashish Vaidya in the near future.  NKU’s Sunrise Movement, an organization that fights for economic and environmental...

Leo Calderón poses for a photo on NKU's campus. Calderón has served as the Director of Latino Student Initiatives for the past 35 years.

As he prepares for retirement, Leo Calderón and others look back at his impact on the NKU community

Calderón spent 35 years as Director of Latino Student Initiatives at NKU
Dung Nguyen, News Editor July 7, 2021

Leo Calderón assists students with whatever problems they have, be it paperwork or money for gas. He attends protests and rallies. He plays soccer and coaches his grandson in the sport. He buys coffee...

Governor Beshear grants $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights

Governor Beshear grants $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights

Madison Plank, Managing Editor June 29, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear granted a $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights on Monday to help open the Highland Heights Opportunity House.  The Opportunity House is a new initiative and partnership...

Sean Gardner, Shawn Reed, Paul Phillipy and others stand in a circle and create a massive

NKU alum breaks world record by helping reduce waste

Sean Gardner used 10,000 gift cards to break a world record
Braden White, Arts & Life Editor June 14, 2021

Sean Gardner, a 2019 NKU graduate, is set to break the world record for the largest number made of plastic cards.  It all started back in Gardner’s high school guitar class, when many students would...

NKU baseball names Dizzy Peyton third head coach in program history

NKU baseball names Dizzy Peyton third head coach in program history

Peyton replaces the retired Todd Asalon
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor June 8, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse baseball team chose to go with a familiar face as their new head coach on Tuesday, promoting Dizzy Peyton from his role as assistant coach to replace Todd Asalon, who retired...

David Bӧhm tips the ball toward the basket, eventually scoring the game winner at the buzzer to lift the Norse over Detroit Mercy.

David Bӧhm’s journey from the Czech Republic to NKU postseason hero

The story of how the Norse forward found his college home
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor June 6, 2021

It was the shot and the moment that will likely be remembered for a long time as the play of the year for the 2020-21 NKU men’s basketball team.  With the seconds ticking down on the clock during...

NKU ends mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

NKU ends mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

Madison Plank, Managing Editor May 18, 2021

Starting today, fully vaccinated individuals on NKU’s campus are no longer required to wear a mask or social distance, according to a campus-wide email sent out by President Ashish Vaidya late this morning.  The...

An infographic depicting the timeline for NKU Esports over the last few years.

NKU Esports program celebrates promising start to varsity program

The program had a very successful first year at NKU
Noah Schuler, Reporter May 11, 2021

Over the past year, NKU has seen the rise of its Esports program in ways few might have seen coming. At this time last year, NKU’s Esport Club had just received a $75,000 grant from NKU’s Innovation...

The Bias Incident Response Team was introduced in a Zoom town hall discussion on Wednesday, April 21.

NKU creates Bias Incident Response Team for more supportive campus

Dung Nguyen, Reporter May 8, 2021

The Office of Inclusive Excellence introduced the Bias Incident Response Team in a public town hall discussion via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21. Based on Northern Kentucky University’s Bias Incident Response...

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

Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

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