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A look into NKU student diversity, initiatives, more

Madison Plank, Managing Editor May 5, 2022

A quick glimpse into diversity statistics for the 2021-22 academic year at Northern Kentucky University shows that the majority of students (undergraduate, graduate and law) that attend are white.  Social...

President Ashish Vaidya spoke at the Spring Forum on April 27.

President’s Spring Forum: Semester highlights, budget, enrollment and challenges for fall

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 28, 2022

At the Spring Forum held April 27 in the Student Union ballroom, President Ashish Vaidya discussed highlights of the Spring 2022 semester, addressed budget and enrollment, and offered a look toward the...

Anna Shelest performed Amy Beachs Dreaming from Four Sketches, Op. 15.

Songs for Ukraine: NKU holds Ukraine Benefit Concert for refugees

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 24, 2022

The stage was lit in blue and yellow, colors of the Ukrainian flag. The hall resounded with music and thunderous applause. A benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees was held at Greaves Concert Hall...

The Shelest Piano Duo of Anna and Dmitri will be performing at NKUs benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees.

NKU to hold benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 19, 2022

Northern Kentucky University will hold a benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees in the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati region April 22 in Greaves Concert Hall. Ukrainian alumni Anna Shelest and Dmitri...

US News and World Report ranks NKU’s master’s program third in the state

US News and World Report ranks NKU’s master’s program third in the state

LINK nky Staff Report April 19, 2022

A Northern Kentucky University master’s program has moved up in the ranks of the annual U.S. News and World Report list.  The NKU Public Administration master’s program was ranked third in the...

How a brush with death shaped an NKU employees religious outlook

How a brush with death shaped an NKU employee’s religious outlook

Haven Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2022

A warm summer day. A day spent with loved ones. A swim in a lake. A drive home. A change of pace. A telephone pole. A crash. After the car crashed into the telephone pole, Tina Gaskins, a recently retired...

How NUKE Robotics has navigated their way to success

How NUKE Robotics has navigated their way to success

Lilly Boden, Reporter April 13, 2022

After their previous competition and tournaments at Clemson University, Fairmont State University and Purdue University, the NUKE Robotics team practiced their Robot Skills at the High School and Middle...

COPE and OCCATI provide resources - GED tests, training, jobs - for families with addiction.

How NKU tackles substance use disorders in rural Northern Kentucky

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 9, 2022

Tammy Barrett-Wolcott recalled a student from Carroll County who had been using marijuana every day for as long as she could remember – probably since 10 years old. She had very low self-esteem, always...

Students prepare to march at the end of Take Back the Night.

NKU celebrates the strength of survivors with 2022 Take Back the Night

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 8, 2022

Kalimah Johnson’s voice resounded through the University Center 375 ballroom as she recited from Lucille Clifton’s 1993 poem “won’t you celebrate with me,” proudly and powerfully, to a rapt...

Daniel Myers and Jaelynn Jae Gentry were elected SGA president for the 2022-2023 school year.

Myers and Gentry announced as president, VP of 2022-2023 SGA

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 1, 2022

Daniel Myers and Jaelynn “Jae” Gentry were announced as SGA president and vice president Thursday night on the organization’s Instagram page. A total of 636 votes were cast in this year's election....

In February, Gov. Beshear joined Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Funding for Brent Spence Companion Bridge clears hurdles in Kentucky Legislature

Mark Payne, LINK nky politics and government reporter March 30, 2022

Funding for the Brent Spence Bridge corridor project took two crucial steps Tuesday. House Bill 242, which is the House Biennial Highway Construction plan, passed the Senate Transportation Committee.  The...

Cabrera (Left) who is running for SGA president and Romo (Right) who is running for VP.

Cabrera, Romo: serving the student body through excellence, truth and service as SGA president and VP

Madison Plank, Managing Editor March 27, 2022

Junior criminal justice major with a minor in psychology Brittney Cabrera and junior construction management major Jacky Romo are running for SGA president and vice president for the 2022-23 academic year. Who...

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