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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...

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

SGA to host immigration town hall, vote on DACA resolution

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, National News, News

SGA will address concerns about the future of DACA recipients at an immigration town hall on Oct. 19 in the SU. SGA's DACA solidarity resolution goes to a vote on Oct. 23.

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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...

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named the full-time chief of NKU police Monday morning. “It’s about the relationships that I’ve...

Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Decision 2016: The Northerner Election Day Coverage

Northerner Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

BREAKING: TRUMP DECLARED PRESIDENT-ELECT IN STUNNING UPSET Updated 11/9/2016 2:32 a.m. Despite being the underdog in all the major polls and projections for months, Donald J. Trump was declared president-elect Wednesday morning by the Associated Press after passing the 270 electoral vote threshold nee...

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Norse women’s soccer to NCAA tourney

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE -- The NKU women's soccer team defeated Milwaukee Saturday night to win the Horizon League tournament, 3-2. With the win, the Norse win the automatic bid to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. It is the first Division I NCAA bid in school history. NKU will find out where it wi...

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