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BREAKING: Silent protest addresses gun violence

BREAKING: Silent protest addresses gun violence

Lizzie Kibler, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Student Voices

Students stood in silence outside of the Student Union on Monday wearing targets on their chests. Their homemade shirts bore a black target on the front. Written on the bottom of the shirt was “#StudentsNotTargets.”Propped against their legs were signs that called for awareness and solidarity. The silen...

BREAKING: NKU announces partnership with St. Elizabeth

BREAKING: NKU announces partnership with St. Elizabeth

Gavin Colton, Reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

This morning NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed over 150 students, faculty, staff and community members in the Student Union Ballroom to announce the university’s new partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare for the Health Innovations Center, which is set to start construction at the end of Oc...

BREAKING: NKU Police respond to student in possession of gun

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Social media began buzzing Thursday morning after reports surfaced that a student had been taken into custody after being in possession of a gun on the third floor of Steely Library.NKU's official twitter account sent out tweets around 11 a.m. on Thursday alerting the university that campus police ha...

BREAKING: Chief of Police Jason Willis resigns after receiving Ph.D.

BREAKING: Chief of Police Jason Willis resigns after receiving Ph.D.

Tori Lentz, News Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chief of Police Jason Willis announced he is resigning from NKU to pursue other opportunities in higher education. His resignation, effective May 29, comes after four years as head of the NKU Police Department. Willis recently completed a doctorate in education and educational leadership with a special...

UPDATE: Kim Turner named temporary replacement for Peter Gitau

Carrie Crotzer and Tori Lentz

April 9, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

President Geoffrey Mearns has appointed Kim Turner, current assistant vice president for student support and business operations, as interim vice president of student affairs after Peter Gitau's resignation March 16. "Kim is a member of the senior leadership team of the division, and she will provide s...

BREAKING: NKU announces new men’s basketball head coach

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015


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

NKU Athletic's announced late Monday that John Brannen would be the next head coach for the men's basketball team. “I am humbled and honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University,” Brannen said in an official release from the school. “I want to thank President...

BREAKING: NKU men’s basketball head coach not to return

BREAKING: NKU men’s basketball head coach not to return

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

March 16, 2015


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

According to a press release from NKU Athletics Department, Dave Bezold will not return as the head coach of the men's basketball team. “This is difficult given Dave’s role in our university and our community,” Athletic Director Ken Bothof said in the press release. “Dave is a good man and h...

UPDATED: University paid $200,000 to ex-employee related to Scott Eaton case

UPDATED: University paid $200,000 to ex-employee related to Scott Eaton case

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, News, Sports

NKU paid a former employee $200,000 to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits against the university, according to  a report from The Enquirer. According to the report, the employee, NKU Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Chrissy Soards complained to NKU officials about former Athletic Director...

Jose hushes rumors about new rec facility employment

Jose hushes rumors about new rec facility employment

Gavin Colton, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Students and employees are concerned about the future of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), the largest employer of students on campus. With submissions open for bid from private firms to take over management and operations of the facility, students and employees have expressed their discontent wi...

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!”: A protest for equality hits the student union

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!”: A protest for equality hits the student union

Lizzie Kibler, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

"What do we want?" "Justice!" "When do we want it?" "Now!" The Student Union was filled with students lying down on the floor chanting every few minutes for equality in light of the recent Ferguson and Staten Island police brutality incidents. The protest took place Friday at lunch time when the ...

BREAKING: Former dance coach improperly used $6,800, could be center of investigation

Kevin Schultz and Richard Cracchiolo

November 3, 2014


Filed under 2014, Breaking News, Crime, News

NKU’s legal counsel met with a Campbell County commonwealth attorney on Nov. 3 to discuss a potential criminal investigation into the activities of former NKU dance team coach Jennifer Hilvert, according to an emailed statement from NKU’s Director of Marketing and Communications Chris Cole. The legal cou...

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