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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


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

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...

SGA passes DACA solidarity resolution

SGA passes DACA solidarity resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

SGA passed a resolution for solidarity with DACA recipients at their meeting on Oct. 23. Resolution 2017-2018.001 aims to establish NKU “as a safe community which fosters a positive learning environment and protects the rights and privacy of students on campus.”

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Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Interim pres. signs letter urging Congress for immigration fix

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

NKU’s Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand signed a letter with almost 800 other universities urging Congress to work on long-term immigration reform on Thursday.

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UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

UPDATE: First-degree rape reported to campus police

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, News

A sexual assault classified as first-degree rape was reported to campus police on Wednesday. According to an email sent by the Northern Kentucky University Police Department to the student body, the incident reportedly took place in Woodcrest Apartments between the evening of Oct. 14 and the early mor...

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...

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Following five months of doubt looming over the future of WNKN’s Middletown Signal, Northern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has finalized the sale of 105.9 FM (WNKN) to Grant County Broadcasters, Inc for $5.3 million on Wednesday.  This follows the February sale of signals in both Highland Heights (WNKU) ...

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Norse up! NKU to the NCAA tournament

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


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

DETROIT -- In its first year as a full member of Division I, the NKU men’s basketball team is going dancing, and it has its defense to thank. After five straight victories in which the Norse scored 80 or more points, it got the defensive stops it needed Tuesday to defeat Milwaukee 59-53 in the Horizon...

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Northern Kentucky University will partner with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the University of Kentucky to develop a UK regional medical school campus at NKU. NKU and UK made the joint announcement during a Monday morning press conference in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Robert DiPaola, dean of th...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Faced with shrinking state funding and a potential seven-figure subsidy to WNKU, the NKU Board of Regents voted Tuesday to negotiate the sale of the radio station. The station received an offer from Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million. NKU will maintain the WNKU call letters. In addition, the uni...

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement during a 1:30 p.m. assembly at Sursa Hall. According to a press release from Northern Kentuck...

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