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NKU announced new Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Eddie Howard will begin January 1, 2021.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Dr. Eddie J. Howard, Jr. has been selected as NKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, according to the administration in a news release. Howard assumes the role on Jan. 1, 2021 and will provide direct leadership over student-centered departments across campus. Prior to joining NKU, Howard served as Vice ...

NKU officials discuss potential mandatory commuter meal plan

In the case that Spring semester looks similar to this semester and the meal plan gets delayed again, Hales said that NKU would have to renegotiate its contract with Chartwells and see what the impact of the delay would be.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Earlier this month, NKU’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Hales sent out an email announcing that the mandatory commuter meal plan would be delayed until the Spring 2021 semester.  The plan was delayed due to it not aligning with NKU’s moving forward plan and attempts to “de-densify campus.” T...

GALLERY: First day back on campus

Students in masks attending their first day of in-person classes.

Northerner Staff

August 17, 2020

NKU resumed classes Monday. While most students are taking classes online, there are still some students on campus taking courses. These are the changes made to campus for the 2020 semester.

Housing addendum and move in plans announced

The front doors leading into Griffin Hall's lobby.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 23, 2020

In an email from University Housing, it announced what move in will look like, dining and housing changes and other safety measures for the Fall Semester.  Assignments All Fall assignments for University Housing have been uploaded to the housing portal. To view yours, click here. Housing said ...

Housing announces changes for 2020-21 academic year

The main thoroughfare students that live in Boothe Residential Village take to class.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 10, 2020

Housing announced updates on dining, shuttle service, cleaning, room assignments and other changes due to COVID-19. Changes to Dining Norse Commons cafeteria will be the only residential dining open for the academic year. Callahan/East Village Bistro will not be open during this year. Tentative ...

President announces furlough, salary reductions for new fiscal year

The second floor of the Student Union shortly after the pandemic was declared.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 30, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced financial plans for Fiscal year 21 (FY21) which include furloughs, salary reductions and a hiring freeze in a letter sent to the NKU community on Monday. The President said the university is likely to face an $8 million deficit in the university’s budget. To prepare...

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced today in a campus-wide email that Dr. Dannie Moore, assistant vice president for student affairs, is joining Eastern Kentucky University as its Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. This new position is effective...

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center announced yesterday plans to reopen on Aug. 3. The Rec Center has been closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 concerns. In a campus-wide email, the Rec Center announced it will update all guests and staff about its new policies and procedures following the “Kentucky...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

Greek life continues philanthropies, meetings and celebrations despite COVID-19

Greek life members mingling at Fresh Fusion

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

With the closing of campus due to COVID-19, groups and organizations have had to quickly find new ways to operate without physically meeting. One of NKU’s biggest communities is NKU Fraternity and Sorority life with around 700 participants.

NKU freezes tuition rates for 2020-21

Inside the The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2020

A tuition freeze will be set for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, according to a recent release by NKU administration officials.   Current undergraduate in-state tuition totals $9,912 per year for full-time students with $413 charged per credit hour. This rate will remain the same for the f...

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