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Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.

Some student fees to be refunded, Norse Commons to remain open

Some student fees to be refunded, Norse Commons to remain open

Natalie Hamren and Kane Mitten

March 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email that parking, dining and housing fees already paid will be pro-rated and refunded to students. Vaidya said refunds will be applied to outstanding balances first and will share more details soon on when students can receive refunds.  Bec...

Summer courses moved online, campus buildings locked

Summer courses moved online, campus buildings locked

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 24, 2020

In response to the growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced Tuesday that NKU has moved all May intersession and summer courses to online instruction. Priority registration for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters will proceed as planned on March 26, and the sched...

Ohio residents ordered to shelter-in-place

Ohio residents ordered to shelter-in-place

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 22, 2020

Ohio is now under a shelter-in-place order to limit the spread of coronavirus, Governor Mike DeWine announced Sunday afternoon. Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed the order, which is in effect beginning midnight on Monday through April 6. "We are at war," DeWine said in a press conference. ...

Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

March 20, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email today that spring commencement will be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.  All 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December commencement to celebrate “all that they have accomplished—despite the unique challenges this year ...

Maintenance updates: strategies on cleaning campus

Maintenance updates: strategies on cleaning campus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2020

In response to the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, over 60 custodial workers have remained on campus to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty. NKU’s facilities management team offers updates and insight on what it’s like to be a campus on high alert. &nb...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 19, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. To apply for reimbursement, the release gave the following instructions: ...

NKU students create Facebook group to house displaced students

NKU students create Facebook group to house displaced students

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

Two NKU students created “Ghostlight Housing NKY” to help recently displaced NKU students find housing and other resources.  Sophomore integrative studies major Jessica Archer and senior public relations and theatre arts major Grace Wesson were inspired by a theatre tradition where artists can request/offer a ...

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 18, 2020

Northern Kentucky now has its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced five new cases in the state on Wednesday; one of the cases is in Kenton County. The individual is a 66 year-old female, and is currently in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.  “We h...

President announces University Housing to close

President announces University Housing to close

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

On Wednesday, President Ashish Vaidya announced that University Housing will be closed, all Study Abroad programs will be canceled until the end of the summer and gave an update on the commencement and other campus operations. “As your President, I assure you that our decisions are being made with...

Housing, commencement, worker pay decisions discussed at Board of Regents

Housing, commencement, worker pay decisions discussed at Board of Regents

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates at NKU, such as university housing, pension developments and faculty and student employment were discussed today at today’s digital Board of Regents meeting. COVID-19 Updates “The campus will remain open, albeit partially, and will continue with the essential university operati...

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