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Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Natalie Hamren, Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students should be able to experience the technologically advanced Health Innovation Center around February or March of 2018, as originally scheduled. Mark Jones, senior project manager and associate director, hopes the building will increase enrollment to campus. “No one will have anything like this around us for s...

SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Last night, NKU Student Government Association announced the results of its freshman election for five open Senate seats at their Student Union offices Thursday night. The winners of the freshman Senate election are Paula Marie Gagné (121 votes), Jake Anderson (86 votes), Roberto Amazendes (80 votes)...

NKU students show DACA support at Board of Regents meeting

NKU students show DACA support at Board of Regents meeting

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU students protested at the semester’s first Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, carrying signs and banners showing support for government immigration program DACA. A Health Innovation Center progress update, new student enrollment data and several board changes were also discussed during Wed...

NKU students protest Sept. 5 DACA decision

NKU students protest Sept. 5 DACA decision

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

“Sí, se puede!” chanted protesters as they stood on the corner of Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati joined by passersby honking car horns in support of their cause. “Yes, we can!” As the Trump Administration announced their formal rescission from the DACA program--implemented by the Obama Administr...

Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

With a United States history that displays itself more like a mosaic than a melting pot, our roots are all planted in different paths based on our races, ethnicities and backgrounds. “The question becomes--when your history collides with someone else’s--meaning if they have a different history based o...

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As we say farewell to Geoff Mearns, the community opens its doors to a new leader and opportunities. Rich Boehne, chair of the NKU Board of Regents, said that the search committee is estimated to reach a decision in early fall, though he can't ascertain an exact date. While Gerard St. Amand sits as N...

NKU physics professor’s project goes astronomical

NKU physics professor’s project goes astronomical

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU physics professor Dr. Scott Nutter has studied cosmic rays for nearly three decades. On August 14, the scope of his work literally leapt to astronomical proportions. It was on that day that the ISS-CREAM, an experiment that Nutter and an international team of researchers started seven years ago, wa...

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Kristian Porter, Asst. News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As Blackboard’s three-year statewide contract came closer to expiring, NKU began its transition to Canvas, a new learning management system. So far, several professors have made the switch. A total of 527 courses across NKU’s campus, roughly 24 percent of courses offered, are currently enrolled in...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


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

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

August 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Over the summer, construction swept through NKU’s campus, including newly blacktopped roads, roundabouts and parking lots. Stretching from Johns Hill Road to 3 Mile Road, a new 1.6 mile connector road is partially constructed. The project rings in at $10.6 million, through state and federal funds. Di...

WNKU Signs off 89.7, Completing Sale to Bible Broadcasting Corp.

WNKU Signs off 89.7, Completing Sale to Bible Broadcasting Corp.

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

At 8:59 this morning, following an hour-long playlist of local music capped by John Lennon’s “Imagine”, 89.7 signed off for the last time as WNKU -- a move that officially completed the sale of the signal to Bible Broadcasting Corporation. “We hope listeners understand that the decisions con...

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