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VIDEO | International students at NKU

VIDEO | International students at NKU

November 19, 2017


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International Students are a huge part of NKU’s culture and well being. In this video, Fatimata Ndiaye talks about how we integrate our colleagues from abroad. All of our students are invited to get to know an international student through any number of events put on by the International Student an...

With help from France, STEM students get a fighting chance

With help from France, STEM students get a fighting chance

Josh Goad, Reporter

November 19, 2017


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While it may not have been top secret or wrought with danger, Dr. Isabelle Lagadic just returned from a high priority international mission. Her charge? To give NKU’s STEM students a fighting chance at studying abroad. Lagadic, an associate professor of chemistry, has helped develop and maintain NKU’s Int...

VIDEO | Zeus equipment reservation

VIDEO | Zeus equipment reservation

November 17, 2017


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The Zeus Equipment Management System is used by many different majors in Griffin Hall’s College of Informatics. It has recently passed the 10,000 request mark, and EMB Faculty have come out to celebrate. It shows the program’s growth and progression over the past 3 years, since Zeus was introduced...

Professor strives for knowledge as new Fulbright Specialist

Professor strives for knowledge as new Fulbright Specialist

Natalie Hamren, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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Political science and organizational leadership professor Dr. Shamima Ahmed immigrated to the United States to earn her master’s degree in 1984. In 2018, she’ll travel overseas again: this time as a member of the Fulbright Specialist program, which sends U.S. professors overseas to work at host instituti...

6 questions with NKU’s 6th president Dr. Ashish Vaidya

6 questions with NKU’s 6th president Dr. Ashish Vaidya

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief & Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


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Dr. Ashish Vaidya was named NKU’s sixth president on Thursday, and he will be sworn in as Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president on July 1, 2018. The father of two (three if you count Coco, his chihuahua) currently serves as interim president at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. Befo...

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-In-Chief, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


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NKU’s Board of Regents named Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya as the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday.

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BREAKING: Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya named sixth president

BREAKING: Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya named sixth president

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


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NKU’s Board of Regents named Ashish K. Vaidya the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday. Vaidya currently serves as interim president at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Before that, he served as California State University’s provost and vice president for acad...

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


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"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

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Neuroscience program expanded from minor to major

Neuroscience program expanded from minor to major

Natalie Hamren, Reporter

November 5, 2017


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Northern Kentucky University’s transdisciplinary neuroscience major will allow students to study and choose from three different tracks that will give them experiential learning, opportunities for research and possible internships. Neuroscience was previously only a minor at NKU, but has recently e...

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

November 2, 2017


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As the student body responds to sexual assault cases emerging on NKU’s campus, resources like the Norse Violence Prevention Center work toward breaking down stigmas and providing support the same way they always have: education. Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator, senior associate dean and director...

BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2017


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On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’ allegedly “disengaged” attitude towards the victim in NKU’s 2013 “Jane Doe” case. Shelby Leveritt...

Pro-life display destroyed again: an issue of free speech

Pro-life display destroyed again: an issue of free speech

Nicole Browning, News Editor

October 28, 2017


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The array of crosses spread across NKU’s plaza lawn by NKU’s pro-life organization, Northern Right to Life, were uprooted, knocked down and destroyed again early Wednesday morning. A repeating act of vandalism, the incident occurred almost exactly a year previously on Oct. 26, 2016. RELATED: Pro-...

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