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Applications for pass/fail grading now open

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

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 14, 2020

NKU’s pass/fail grading option is now available to students. Students who wish to apply can send an email to NKU’s Office of the Registrar. The option will remain available until May 1, the last day of classes before finals week begins. To switch to pass/fail grading, an email should be sent from stu...

Campus buildings to be used for COVID-19 first responders, quarantine

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Campus buildings will be used as a place for first responders to take a break from work, or quarantine themselves as their families stay “healthy at home” during the pandemic, according to an email from President Ashish Vaidya. The Honors House is being set up for first responders to take breaks...

Vaidya announces equipment donation to local hospitals

St. Elizabeth picking up the ventilators.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced that the University and the College of Health and Human Services donated all of the college’s Personal Protective Equipment and ventilators to two local hospitals in an email on April 8. Christ Hospital Health Network received three ventilators and St. Elizabeth Healthcare received two ventilators along with N95 masks and Nitrile gloves.

NKU provost answers student questions

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 6, 2020

On Monday afternoon, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out a campus-wide email clarifying many of the questions the administration has received about current and future plans for the university in the wake of the current global pandemic. Future graduation Four commencement ceremonies will be held in December...

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Buried Child, Mamma Mia! moved to next year

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 3, 2020

The School of the Arts announced Friday that the previously canceled mainstage productions “Buried Child” and “Mamma Mia!” will now be performed next school year.

NKU allows students to opt-in pass/fail grading for semester

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

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 31, 2020

All undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to request a change from a letter grade to pass/fail for full-semester, second 7-week or third five-week classes, according to an email from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. An email will be sent from the Registrar's office on April 13 that gives ...

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.

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...

Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

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Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

March 20, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email today that spring commencement will be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.  All 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December commencement to celebrate “all that they have accomplished—despite the unique challenges this year ...

Maintenance updates: strategies on cleaning campus

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Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2020

In response to the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, over 60 custodial workers have remained on campus to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty. NKU’s facilities management team offers updates and insight on what it’s like to be a campus on high alert. &nb...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 19, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 

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