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NKU to require new mandatory sexual assault prevention training

NKU's Office of Title IX.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 17, 2020

All students must complete the new mandatory online training in sexual assault prevention by Oct. 16 in order to register for spring classes, according to NKU administrators in a recent campus-wide email.  Students will soon receive an email from an outside firm named EverFi that will provide instructi...

NKU begins first Virtual Study Abroad Week

The International Student & Scholar Services Education Abroad office in University Center room 330.

Dung Nguyen, Contributor

September 16, 2020

NKU’s first Virtual Study Abroad Week started Monday and provided information about abroad education programs. The event goes until Friday, Sep. 18, and consists mainly of Zoom sessions hosted by the Office of Education Abroad and affiliates.  Students interested in studying abroad in Japan, Korea, Germany ...

Board of Regents announce new elected officials

Andrá Ward has been elected chairman of NKU's Board of Regents. Ward will serve a one-year term in the position.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Three members of the Board of Regents were elected into new positions, including the chairman of the board, during their Sept. 9 meeting, according to a recent news release by the NKU administration.  The 11-member board unanimously elected Andrá Ward as chairman, Normand Desmarais as vice chairman an...

What you missed at SGA: fall commencement plans, new members

Seven NKU students were sworn in as new SGA senators. From right to left: Mia Potter, Landon Meador, Karla Arango, James

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 14, 2020

SGA members and faculty discussed plans for fall commencement and what spring semester will look like at the meeting on Monday. A dozen new members were also sworn in at the meeting and expressed how they will use their platform. Fall commencement, spring semester plans “Our goal is to do so...

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry is managing director and chairman of Ken Perry Realty, Inc. which he founded after serving ...

Being a dean during a pandemic

In MEP 200, there are stickers indicating what seats are available to be sat in.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 7, 2020

Although school started mid-August, the deans on campus have been planning how the semester would look amidst a pandemic for months. As the semester progresses, these deans need to stay attentive to what’s best for their colleges. Judith Daar, Hassan Hassabelnaby and Diana McGill, deans of the ...

SGA announces 5 new freshman senators

SGA announces 5 new freshman senators

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 3, 2020

At 10:18 p.m., Chief Justice TJ Cleary announced the results of the 2020-2021 freshman election during a livestream on the organization's facebook page. Cleary encouraged all candidates who did not make it into the top five to apply for appointments.  The five students who will be serving as SGA...

Provost shares new online form for positive cases, triggers for campus closure

Students outside the SU on their first day back to campus.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 1, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent an email out this afternoon that includes a new online form for positive COVID-19 cases, information on when someone should quarantine and other educational information. “So far, our campus has been doing a great job of following the Healthy@NKU measures, and–at this poin...

Faculty senate has first meeting of semester

NKU's Fine Arts Building

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 31, 2020

This afternoon, the faculty senate had its first meeting of the semester in which new documents by the provost, faculty confusion regarding positive COVID-19 students and the university’s accreditation were discussed.  Provost COVID-19 documents and faculty concerns regarding positive testing students ...

What you missed at SGA Aug. 31

What you missed at SGA Aug. 31

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 31, 2020

SGA discussed upcoming events, freshman elections and student suggestions for the coronavirus response team at Monday’s meeting.  No resolutions were passed because SGA did not have enough members to form a quorum, which is the minimum number of members present at a meeting to make the proceed...

NKU officials discuss potential mandatory commuter meal plan

In the case that Spring semester looks similar to this semester and the meal plan gets delayed again, Hales said that NKU would have to renegotiate its contract with Chartwells and see what the impact of the delay would be.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Earlier this month, NKU’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Hales sent out an email announcing that the mandatory commuter meal plan would be delayed until the Spring 2021 semester.  The plan was delayed due to it not aligning with NKU’s moving forward plan and attempts to “de-densify campus.” T...

Video and sports projects receive NKU grants

NKU's Informatics+ supports innovative research that connects students to regional and global initiatives and leverage information's power. (Provided by NKU)

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Student-driven video and sports projects have received grant funding through NKU’s Informatics+ center, officials announced via email today. The projects, Science Around Cincy and the Know Rivalry Project, were funded to connect students with regional initiatives and provide them with real-world lea...

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