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Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Kentucky will begin its Phase 1 reopening starting May 11, according to a press conference from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. May 11 Phase 1 reopenings will include construction, manufacturing, vehicle/vessel dealerships, professional services with 50 percent of employees, horse racing without fans, pet b...

Virtual Commencement Celebration scheduled for May 9

Virtual Commencement Celebration scheduled for May 9

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 16, 2020

A “Virtual Commencement Celebration” is scheduled to take place on May 9 at 11:00 a.m. The celebration will recognize the hard work of May graduates at the end of finals week, according to an email from President Ashish Vaidya. Leading up to the celebration, NKU social media will highlight May graduates by sha...

Some student fees to be refunded, Norse Commons to remain open

Illustration of the coronavirus.

Natalie Hamren and Kane Mitten

March 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email that parking, dining and housing fees already paid will be pro-rated and refunded to students. Vaidya said refunds will be applied to outstanding balances first and will share more details soon on when students can receive refunds.  Bec...

Summer courses moved online, campus buildings locked

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 24, 2020

In response to the growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced Tuesday that NKU has moved all May intersession and summer courses to online instruction. Priority registration for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters will proceed as planned on March 26, and the sched...

Ohio residents ordered to shelter-in-place

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 22, 2020

Ohio is now under a shelter-in-place order to limit the spread of coronavirus, Governor Mike DeWine announced Sunday afternoon. Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed the order, which is in effect beginning midnight on Monday through April 6. "We are at war," DeWine said in a press conference. ...

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 18, 2020

Northern Kentucky now has its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced five new cases in the state on Wednesday; one of the cases is in Kenton County. The individual is a 66 year-old female, and is currently in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.  “We h...

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 14, 2020

Through an executive order, student body President Jarett Lopez has postponed the 2020-21 SGA presidential election, originally scheduled for March 25 and 26, to April 1 and 2. The extension allows the presidential candidates to “adequately prepare for the unprecedented event of holding an election w...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Campus Rec: classes, intramural sports canceled

The Campus Recreation Center.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center will stay open despite in-person classes being moved online—with the exception of Friday, March 20—according to an email sent to Rec Center members. All programs, such as fitness classes and intramural sports, have been canceled. The bouldering wall will also be closed. ...

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 12, 2020

Following President Ashish Vaidya’s announcement yesterday that NKU will move to alternative delivery for instruction, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands informed faculty and staff in an email that workgroups are busy outlining the details of the transition. Seven-week accelerated online courses will begin as usual on Mar...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

Sophomore business major passes away at 19

Sophomore business major passes away at 19

Billy Keeney, News Editor

February 3, 2020

This afternoon in an email, President Ashish Vaidya announced that Charles Joseph Raymond “Charlie” Schreiber, a 19-year-old sophomore business major from Bellevue, passed away last Wednesday on Jan. 29. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie’s family and friends. He will be missed as a member of ...

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