The Northerner

The produce stand inside FUEL NKUs food pantry.

Out of sight, FUEL NKU and Sustainability compost over 3,000 pounds of food waste

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor September 21, 2023

With their frequent tabling, donation boxes around campus and food pantry that resembles a mini mart, FUEL NKU has a sustained presence at Northern Kentucky University, both for students who struggle to...

Students gather in the Health Innovation Center.

NKU ranks in top 50 nationally for best value

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

NKU ranked among the best of the best universities in the nation when it comes to value, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. In a list of the top 50 “best value” schools, NKU earned...

NKU Police Department Chief John Gaffin stands outside his office which overlooks Truist Arena.

Behind the badge: How John Gaffin changed NKUPD culture and conquered law school

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 19, 2023

An 18-year-old John Gaffin walked onto NKU’s campus with the idea that he would be a radio deejay, or at least something media related. He even wrote a movie review which was published in The Northerner. Nearly...

The Board of Regents listened to a budget plans presentation at their meeting on Sept. 13

“A philosophical question:” Board of Regents debates role of athletics in expense cuts

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

A presentation on plans to further reduce Northern Kentucky University’s budget deficit detoured into a debate on the role and meaning of athletics within the university’s financial framework. Following...

19 NaloxBoxes can be found around campus.

Narcan now available around campus to treat opioid overdoses

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 14, 2023

The opioid crisis is harrowing communities across the country, and the story is no different in Kentucky. Drug overdose death rates in Kentucky are among the highest in the country at about 56 deaths...

Interim President Bonita Brown (left) served as the first female in a presidential role at NKU. Cady Short-Thompson (right) will be the university’s first female president.

“She’s one of us:” Key campus figures react to new president

Emily Sisk, Killian Baarlaer, Mildred Nguyen, and Braden White September 13, 2023

After a search spanning several months, NKU has named Dr. Cady Short-Thompson as its seventh president.  Short-Thompson started her career at NKU as a professor in the communication department and...

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson has been appointed as NKUs seventh president.

NKU announces Cady Short-Thompson as seventh president

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk September 13, 2023

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson has been appointed to serve as the seventh president of Northern Kentucky University. The Board of Regents approved Short-Thompson’s appointment by unanimous vote at a packed...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya (2017-2022) left, Bonita Brown (2023-present) center. The successing president will be announced Sept. 13.

Presidential search to come to an end tomorrow?

Killian Baarlaer, Arts and Life Editor September 12, 2023

NKU’s search for its seventh president has been conducted in confidentiality over the last several months to ensure the strongest pool of candidates be considered for the post. With the long and winding...

A student scans her parking permit before exiting the Kenton Garage.

Breaking it down: NKU parking rates compared to local universities

Emily Sisk, News Editor September 11, 2023

Parking on a college campus typically comes with its share of woes, like finding a bright yellow parking ticket on your car’s windshield, as well as victories, like tracking down an open parking spot...

NKUs potential new president will be voted on at the Sept. 13 Board of Regents meeting.

BREAKING: NKU new president to be voted on

Emily Sisk and Braden White September 11, 2023

The potential new president of NKU will be voted on and introduced at the Wednesday, Sept. 13 Board of Regents meeting, according to an NKU press release. If approved, the individual will become the...

The renovated facility will feature updated iterations of the Patricia D. Corbett Theatre and The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre.

SOTA construction: A look at the long and short-term impact

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 8, 2023

The School of the Arts community was welcomed back to campus this fall to a restricted first floor and the occasionally perturbing ambiance of its demolition as a bulk of the Fine Arts Center’s first...

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