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NKU nursing student died during weekend

Kelsie Small was a nursing student at NKU.
University has yet to comment at time of publishing
May 13, 2020

Nursing student Kelsie Small died in a shooting in Louisville over the weekend, according to Courier Journal. The shooting occurred early Saturday May 9. Courier Journal reported Small was pronounced...

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11
The governor also outlined rules to reopening and steps to continue fighting COVID-19
April 29, 2020

Kentucky will begin its Phase 1 reopening starting May 11, according to a press conference from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. May 11 Phase 1 reopenings will include construction, manufacturing, vehicle/vessel...

Northern Kentucky announces first regional case of coronavirus

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The first confirmed case is a 66-year-old female in Kenton County
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...

Update: Ohio, Kentucky primaries scheduled for June

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March 16, 2020

Update: Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, has ignored the court's decision to go through with tomorrow's primary and has issued a director's order closing all polling stations tomorrow....

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

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Spouse not tested for COVID-19, wasn’t deemed high risk by NKY Health Department
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...

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it
The truth about popular coronavirus myths
March 13, 2020

In the age of social media, misinformation runs rampant—especially in the time of a global pandemic. With so many people posting inaccuracies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with talks of misconceptions...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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The World Health Organization classified the virus as a pandemic earlier today
March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to...

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.
Students affected financially over canceled study abroad trips
March 6, 2020

Two study abroad programs scheduled for spring break have been canceled due to confirmed Coronavirus cases in the destination areas, according to NKU Education Abroad officials.  President Ashish Vaidya,...

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk

Senate Bill 1 puts undocumented students at risk
Proposed bill in Kentucky potentially reinforces immigration law
March 5, 2020
Introduced in the Kentucky Senate on Jan. 7, Senate Bill 1 would prohibit sanctuary policies in the state. Sanctuary areas prevent law enforcement from questioning people on their legal status.

SGA gets visit from state representative nominee, update on enrollment strategy

Rachel Roberts, democratic nominee for Kentucky State Representative for District 67, poses for a photo with SGA members.
February 18, 2020

On Monday, SGA had an update on the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP) for the 2020 to 2024 school years and got a visit from Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky District...

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.
With Kentucky’s 63rd governor, NKU’s LGBTQ community has high hopes for positive change
January 31, 2020
Even though NKU is a safe haven against discrimination, it is still legal for any reason outside of campus boundaries. This means people can lose their jobs, housing or be denied service because of their religion, race or sexual orientation—essentially, fired for what makes them who they are. 

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope
What went wrong and what's next?
January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court...

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