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COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. To apply for reimbursement, the release gave the following instructions: ...

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

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Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 18, 2020

Northern Kentucky now has its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced five new cases in the state on Wednesday; one of the cases is in Kenton County. The individual is a 66 year-old female, and is currently in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.  “We h...

Housing, commencement, worker pay decisions discussed at Board of Regents

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Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates at NKU, such as university housing, pension developments and faculty and student employment were discussed today at today’s digital Board of Regents meeting. COVID-19 Updates “The campus will remain open, albeit partially, and will continue with the essential university operati...

Campus Recreation Center to close Wednesday

The Campus Recreation Center.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 17, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center will close tomorrow, March 18, based on the standards set by the U.S.. Centers for Disease Control and by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 17, 2020

NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to support student success during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.  The release said NKU’s fund focuses on supporting student needs during this time, whether they are personal or educational based. The University looks to raise money...

Provost provides resources for faculty amid online transition

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Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated faculty who are transitioning their courses to an online format in an announcement on NKU’s coronavirus preparedness website. Rowlands said this week she and the deans of the colleges will lead a webinar to answer any questions faculty have. Day one of the webinar ...

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 14, 2020

Through an executive order, student body President Jarett Lopez has postponed the 2020-21 SGA presidential election, originally scheduled for March 25 and 26, to April 1 and 2. The extension allows the presidential candidates to “adequately prepare for the unprecedented event of holding an election w...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Campus Rec: classes, intramural sports canceled

The Campus Recreation Center.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center will stay open despite in-person classes being moved online—with the exception of Friday, March 20—according to an email sent to Rec Center members. All programs, such as fitness classes and intramural sports, have been canceled. The bouldering wall will also be closed. ...

All student organizations to cancel remaining semester events

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

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2020

All student organizations on campus have been asked to cancel all remaining events for the semester—whether on- or off-campus—according to an email from Sarah Aikman, director of the Student Union and University Center.

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 12, 2020

Following President Ashish Vaidya’s announcement yesterday that NKU will move to alternative delivery for instruction, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands informed faculty and staff in an email that workgroups are busy outlining the details of the transition. Seven-week accelerated online courses will begin as usual on Mar...

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