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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...

“Thank you for practicing social distancing” sign in front of the Rec Center on campus in the grass.

‘Science is not political’: Faculty discuss COVID-19 cases and vaccines

Madison Plank, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU COVID-19 cases have been tracked for the last year or so and have, overall, been low compared to the rest of the surrounding Northern Kentucky counties. However, steps still need to be taken to overcome...

Students sitting on the steps inside the HIC.

‘I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel’: faculty discuss 2021 fall semester plans

Rachel Smith, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU is returning to mostly in-person classes in the fall, but campus community members are still planning to carry impactful experiences and lessons from the pandemic with them as they return to a new...

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

‘It feels like it’s been forever’: Students discuss why they got a COVID-19 vaccine

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2021

Junior neuroscience major Katie Clough received both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Her reasoning? Simply wanting everything to go back to normal.  “I know that the more people that get the...

Vanessa Khong, sophomore integrative studies major, is NOVA’s social media coordinator. She describes her experience with anxiety related to Asian-American discrimination.

NOVA: ‘It Needs to Stop’

Kyle Wade, Reporter April 30, 2021

A virus wasn’t the only thing spreading since the onset of COVID-19 as Asian Americans have recently been experiencing an increase in hate crimes. NOVA, an NKU multicultural organization, is working...

A 2021 SGA timeline: everything you need to know

A 2021 SGA timeline: everything you need to know

Madison Plank, News Editor April 28, 2021

Need an overview of every SGA meeting this semester? Here’s an interactive timeline to view the events that occurred at every meeting so far, including some outside events that occurred as well:

Image of the Pfizer vaccine provided by Rose Tempel.

NKU to host vaccine clinic on Thursday, doses of the Pfizer vaccine available

Madison Plank, News Editor April 19, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Vault at BB&T Arena, according to a campus-wide email sent today. Pfizer vaccines will be available...

Golden Tower in Covington, KY.

NKU Social Work professor receives national award

Dung Nguyen, Reporter April 14, 2021

In February, Dr. Suk-hee Kim, associate professor in social work at NKU, received the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education Community Impact Award for her 2016 Rising Hope for...

NKY Sunrise hosted a virtual town hall on climate justice and racial justice with keynote speakers last night.

NKY Sunrise town hall: Kentucky as a leader in racial, climate justice

Rachel Smith, News Editor April 10, 2021

Last night, NKY Sunrise held a virtual town hall entitled, “Racial Justice and Climate Justice” with two Kentucky state house representatives and SGA president-elect Aliya Cannon as keynote speakers....

Viewers can report immediate and non-immediate concerns to University Police about suspicious activity near the housing rock.

“Watch the Rock” campaign invites campus community to help in 24-hour surveillance

Rachel Smith, News Editor April 8, 2021

Campus community members now have access to a livestream webcam of NKU’s housing rock to report any suspicious activity or concerns, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Eddie Howard announced in a...

VPSA announces webcam monitoring around Housing rock after vandalism

VPSA announces webcam monitoring around Housing rock after vandalism

Madison Plank, News Editor April 6, 2021

Vice President of Student Affairs Eddie Howard announced in a campus-wide email today that a live-stream webcam will monitor the rock that was vandalized last week by a white supremacist group on campus...

NKU's GearUp hosted a webinar featuring Walter Smith-Randolph and Lynn Walsh as keynote speakers.

NKU’s GEARUP hosts webinar on news consumption, media literacy

Haley Halcomb, Contributor March 31, 2021

Northern Kentucky University hosted an Unblurring Lines Webinar with speakers, Lynn Walsh and Walter Smith-Randolph, on Tuesday, March 30. They talked about expanding information and furthering the education...

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