The Northerner

NKU student remembered for compassionate personality

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2024

You could often find Lawson Murdock, a third-year NKU finance major, listening to country music. Friends remember Murdock, who died Feb. 20, for his particular interest in Morgan Wallen. “I remember...

NKU students will travel to the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 29 for a rally against anti-DEI bills.

SGA invites students to rally against anti-DEI legislation

Braden White and Emily Sisk February 28, 2024

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association (SGA) is inviting students to a rally opposing legislation which seeks to dismantle universities’ diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. SGA...

The facade of the Kentucky State Capitol. Kentucky State Capitol by MT_Image is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

What are the bills that would impact diversity, equity and inclusion in Kentucky?

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 27, 2024

A bill that would reshape diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public higher-education institutions in Kentucky passed the Kentucky Senate earlier this month. Senate Bill 6, which the Senate...

From left to right: Olivia Craddock and Jennifer Gardner at Alumni Award Ceremony. (Photo provided)

A ‘cheerleader’ for student success: Director of Student Excellence wins Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Alumni Award

Elita St. Clair, Social Media Editor February 26, 2024

Jennifer Gardner, executive director of the Center for Student Excellence at Northern Kentucky University has received the NKU 2024 Alumni Award of Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence. This award honors...

Senior Evey Cooper in the print labs temporary space in the library

Impacts of SOTA Renovations

Wyatt Kain, Arts & Life Editor February 20, 2024

Over the course of the past five months, as the construction in NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) continued into the fall 2023 semester, students conjectured about what the resulting effects may be...

Gender Spectrum Group Therapy sessions by the Office of Counseling Services started on Feb. 12.

NKU launches Gender Spectrum Group Therapy for LGBTQ+ community

Eros Ritchie, Contributor February 17, 2024

The Office of Counseling Services began offering students its first Gender Spectrum Group Therapy sessions on Feb. 12.  The Office of Counseling Services has introduced this initiative aimed to...

Dr. Diana McGill sits in the provosts office in the Lucas Administrative Center.

She never expected to be provost. But she’s here and ready to work.

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 16, 2024

When Dr. Diana McGill was approached by President Cady Short-Thompson and learned she was a top prospect to become Northern Kentucky University’s next provost, the feelings that followed mirrored...

Outside the Lucas Administrative Center.

NKU administration urges students to act fast on filling out revamped FAFSA application

Braden White, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024

Recent modifications of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—also known as FAFSA—took place at the end of last year with the soft launch of a new system and a revamped application that may...

A closer look into the Haile College of Business’s top-rated Masters programs

A closer look into the Haile College of Business’s top-rated Masters programs

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2024

“Two online programs in Northern Kentucky University’s Haile College of Business have been ranked as top online programs in the country by US News and World Report,” according to a Feb. 7 NKU...

Chris Calvert was announced as NKUs new CFO on Feb. 14.

NKU announces Cincinnati native as new CFO

Emily Sisk, Managing Editor February 14, 2024

Northern Kentucky University announced Chris Calvert as the new vice president for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) via a Feb. 14 press release.  Calvert will begin his...

Multiple unattended bags and belongings litter NKUs Campus Recreation Center.

Comfortable yet cautious: Taking precautions despite NKU’s low crime rate

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2024

NKU is a relatively safe university, some might say. According to the 2022 annual security and fire safety reports, “While no location is devoid of crime, the university’s main campus in the city of...

Part of Landrum Academic Centers fifth floor flooded after a sprinkler valve broke.

UPDATE: Landrum Academic Center fifth floor flooded after sprinkler leak

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 6, 2024

Part of Landrum Academic Center's fifth floor experienced flooding on Tuesday because of a sprinkler valve that broke while being worked on, said Corey Best, NKU’s director of public relations, in...

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