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Dunkin’ to open near campus in October

Dunkin’ to open near campus in October

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

May 23, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

The popular coffee and donut chain, which changed its name to just ‘Dunkin’ at the start of 2019, will soon be available near campus.

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

External review finds abuse allegations against WBB coach ‘unfounded’

External review finds abuse allegations against WBB coach ‘unfounded’

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Women's Basketball

"Based on all of the interviews and documents reviewed, the concern of emotional abuse by Whitaker is unfounded," the independent review read.

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby named College of Business dean

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby named College of Business dean

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU announced Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby as the new dean for the Haile/US Bank College of Business on Wednesday. Before coming to NKU, Dr. HassabElnaby worked at the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation where he served as the associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research. HassabElnaby...

NKU names Steely Library’s next dean

NKU names Steely Library’s next dean

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU announced Andrea Falcone as the new Steely Librarian dean on Monday.

Chase professor cited, quoted in national death penalty case

Chase professor cited, quoted in national death penalty case

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

Drug dealer Azibo Aquart and his accomplices pulled on their masks and armed themselves early one morning on August 24, 2005, to break in a “perceived” drug competitor’s apartment. After constraining her and two others in the apartment, Aquart and company beat them to death with baseball bats, ac...

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, News, Science & Health

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans receiving mental health care who need it, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this issue may be large...

The current standard for parental leave

The current standard for parental leave

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

The current standard in the United States for parental leave guarantees eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, according to Pew Research Center. This protection, which falls under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), does not guarantee pay to employees, but protects them from termination. Whil...

A dad’s perspective on paid parental leave

A dad’s perspective on paid parental leave

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

While maternity leave is a well-known concept, many people may be unaware of their right to paternity leave. Both are protected under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and referred to as parental leave. However, FMLA does not provide benefits. Rather, it assures for eligible working mothers and fa...

Finding a work-life balance that doesn’t exist

Finding a work-life balance that doesn’t exist

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

For Amy Danzo, there is no such thing as a work-life balance. As a working mother, the “scale” always tips one way or the other, “even hourly.” “It's no question that being a working mother is a struggle and a triumph all wrapped up into one, deeply unorganized package,” Danzo wrote in...

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

Nicole Browning and Corinne Byrne, Managing Editor and Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, News, Packages

There is no current standard for paid parental leave in America, and regional universities including NKU, UK, UC, WKU, EKU, Murray State and Morehead State also do not offer paid leave, but are legally protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, which prevents eligible employees from being terminated...

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

President Ashish Vaidya hosted a spring forum Thursday, April 18, to a crowd of staff, faculty and students alike. Vaidya talked briefly about enrollment, the 2020 fiscal year budget and upcoming university initiatives. “If there is anytime in higher education that is the worst time to do some...

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