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Housing announces changes for 2020-21 academic year

The main thoroughfare students that live in Boothe Residential Village take to class.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 10, 2020

Housing announced updates on dining, shuttle service, cleaning, room assignments and other changes due to COVID-19. Changes to Dining Norse Commons cafeteria will be the only residential dining open for the academic year. Callahan/East Village Bistro will not be open during this year. Tentative ...

NKU student dies in car crash

Provided by NKU SOTA Theatre + Dance

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 6, 2020

Senior musical theatre student Allyson Davis died in a car crash Monday morning. Davis was traveling northbound on I-75 and lost control of the vehicle after driving through water in the high-speed lane, according to a Facebook post by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. After losing control, her ca...

President announces furlough, salary reductions for new fiscal year

The second floor of the Student Union shortly after the pandemic was declared.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 30, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced financial plans for Fiscal year 21 (FY21) which include furloughs, salary reductions and a hiring freeze in a letter sent to the NKU community on Monday. The President said the university is likely to face an $8 million deficit in the university’s budget. To prepare...

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced today in a campus-wide email that Dr. Dannie Moore, assistant vice president for student affairs, is joining Eastern Kentucky University as its Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. This new position is effective...

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center announced yesterday plans to reopen on Aug. 3. The Rec Center has been closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 concerns. In a campus-wide email, the Rec Center announced it will update all guests and staff about its new policies and procedures following the “Kentucky...

NKU named safest campus in Greater Cincinnati

NKU Steely library.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2020

NKU has been named the safest college campus in the Greater Cincinnati region by YourLocalSecurity.com—a website aimed at providing security tools and information. Nationally, NKU ranked 23 on the 2020 Safest College Campuses in America. The list totals the top 25 safest schools in the U.S.  “Many colleges offer a less-than-impressive safety section on their web...

Chase Law professor’s brief helps guide Supreme Court decision

File photo. Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

June 23, 2020

Before Jack Harrison was a professor at Chase College of Law, he worked as an attorney at a large law firm and handled product liability and employment litigation. Self-described as a “fairly visible gay guy,” Harrison said he would often have members of the LGBTQ+ community reach out to him to r...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

Vaidya announces NKU will not rescind incoming student’s admission offer

NKU student union.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2020

Thursday afternoon, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide video that NKU is not rescinding an incoming first-year student’s admission offer after they “explicitly stated racial superiority” on a social media post.  “In the midst of such a painful and troubling time in our nation's history, a...

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It is in these challenging times that NKU must serve as a beacon of hope and set an example through...

‘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...

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