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Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31


Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Sue Ott Rowlands will step down as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on December 31, 2020. A national search for her successor will begin in early June, and the position will be filled by January 1, 2021. Rowlands has been NKU’s provost since early 2014. She has served under...

Mac’s in Cold Spring reopens: social distancing, sanitation

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday, May 22 to eager guests.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

May 23, 2020

Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said the first day of reopening for dine-in, May 22, was a beautiful day as guests visited to hang out and have a good time sitting outside of the establishment. While doors were still closed to the public, Germain and staff took advantag...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

NKU WBB adds transfer Lindsey Duvall

NKU WBB adds transfer Lindsey Duvall

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

May 14, 2020

Head Coach Camryn Whitaker and the NKU Women’s basketball team announced a new addition to their roster on Thursday, adding guard Lindsey Duvall from the University of Louisville. A former five-star recruit out of Bullitt East High School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, Duvall joins the Norse as...

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

NKU requires facial coverings on campus for summer

Facial coverings are now required to be worn on campus over the summer.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 14, 2020

Everyone must wear a facial covering on NKU’s campus throughout the summer, according to NKU officials in a campus-wide email. The requirement is in compliance with Governor Andy Beshear’s “Healthy At Work” directive and could be extended into the fall semester. The order applies to all community members, ...

NKU nursing student died during weekend

Kelsie Small was a nursing student at NKU.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 13, 2020

Nursing student Kelsie Small died in a shooting in Louisville over the weekend, according to Courier Journal. The shooting occurred early Saturday May 9. Courier Journal reported Small was pronounced dead in the University of Louisville hospital. The other victim in the shooting received serious in...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

NKU has fully transitioned to an online university amid coronavirus concerns.

Northerner Staff

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 has completely stopped the world. Schools now operate online. Grocery stores are no longer open 24/7. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn in public—even just for exercise. Coronavirus has changed lives. Coronavirus will always be a significant moment in history. Coronavirus has...

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Kane Mitten

Farewell: Senior Arts & Life Editor Kane Mitten

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2020

The Northerner saved my life. I don’t mean this as some kind of joke or exaggerated statement. I came to The Northerner at my lowest point in life after some personal trauma I wouldn’t wish on anyone. The Northerner re-energized me. It gave me a purpose. It helped me find what I’m passionate abou...

Farewell: Senior Sports Editor Sierra Newton

Farewell: Senior Sports Editor Sierra Newton

Sierra Newton, Super Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

I’ve known I wanted to be a journalist since the fifth grade when I wrote an article on our new playground made out of recycled material, but I didn’t really believe I could do it until I joined The Northerner. Joining in the fall of 2018, I didn’t know what to expect but once I started writing,...

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Kentucky will begin its Phase 1 reopening starting May 11, according to a press conference from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. May 11 Phase 1 reopenings will include construction, manufacturing, vehicle/vessel dealerships, professional services with 50 percent of employees, horse racing without fans, pet b...

Ohio to open businesses starting May 1

Ohio businesses can start opening up as early as May 1.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

April 28, 2020

Ohio and Kentucky have amended their stay-at-home directives, both state governors announced in separate statements yesterday.  Ohio will begin opening some non-essential businesses on Friday, as part of Governor Mike DeWine’s plan throughout the next few weeks. Kentucky citizens will be highly e...

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