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‘I would take a bullet’: NKU students tell their protesting stories

Protestors in Chicago on May 30.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Content warning: This article describes acts of police brutality and violence.  Protestors were chanting in front of the Cincinnati Police Department’s headquarters. Police stood in a line, armed with riot gear. The protests had been peaceful all day until now, according to senior communication studie...

NKU students created bail fund to help Cincy protestors

NKU Freedom Fund.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

June 5, 2020

NKU students Grace Wesson and Jessica Archer were together last Sunday when they first heard the news that two of their close friends, who are also NKU students, were arrested for peacefully protesting after curfew in downtown Cincinnati.  “Having been the person that was their ride… and after witne...

NKU receives backlash after inclusion statement

Griffin Hall at NKU.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 5, 2020

NKU released a statement Thursday about discrimination and freedom of speech after screenshots circulated social media allegedly showing an incoming freshman using the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatterMore as part of #WhiteOutWednesday, a hashtag made in opposition to #BlackOutTuesday to support the protestors.  ...

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 3, 2020

As journalists, it’s our job to report the truth.  We strive for objectivity, neutrality and unbiased reporting.  While the facts of our nation’s history may be uncomfortable and disheartening, in order to grow from our history, we must first learn it truthfully. Let us tell you the t...

New housing option breaks ground

The site of the new dorms as seen on May 23, 2020.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

Construction on the new residential building broke ground for the first time since University Suites in 2003. The soon to be five-story, 77,200 square foot building will be positioned along Kenton Drive and is set to open in the fall of 2021. The new building will house 297 beds in a semi-suite-style...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31

Provost

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...

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