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NKU helps fight opioid addiction in Owen County

Data sourced from Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kentucky is fifth in the country for highest rates of preventable deaths
September 11, 2019
According to a 2019 study conducted by the National Safety Council, Kentucky ranks fifth in states with the highest rate of preventable deaths, the leading cause being officially labeled as poisoning—which is comprised mostly of overdoses.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s Campus

Students of the College of Medicine cutting the ribbon, marking the official opening of the college.
September 6, 2019

A ceremony marking the official opening of the UK College of Medicine on NKU’s campus occurred in the Student Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.  Members had the chance to hear the ambitions...

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Matt Bevin speaks at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.
July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special...

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

President Ashish Vaidya addresses students, faculty and staff at a spring forum event on April 18, 2019.
April 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya hosted a spring forum Thursday, April 18, to a crowd of staff, faculty and students alike. Vaidya talked briefly about enrollment, the 2020 fiscal year budget and upcoming university...

Ethan’s Purpose: Foundation focuses on Suicide Awareness through basketball

A group of volunteers and students gather for a group photo at Conner High School.
A foundation birthed from a tragic incident brings awareness in a new way.
April 22, 2019
The Northern Kentucky community gathered at Conner High School in honor of Ethan Zegarra. But their tribute on April 21 was not a sorrowful one; they honored him by doing one of the things he loved most—playing basketball.

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKU's sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.
March 30, 2019

Family, friends, colleagues and students welcomed in the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Ashish Vaidya on Friday during his official installation. Vaidya assumed the role as...

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.
March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative...

Debate 2019: SGA candidates on diversity, funding cuts and more

SGA Presidential candidates discuss their platforms at the debate.
Northerner hosts debate on campus sex misconduct, engaging commuter students and other NKU issues
March 21, 2019

Watch the full SGA 2019 Debate hosted by The Northerner on Candidates for NKU student body president and vice president stumped for their campaigns Wednesday night at...

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims
Every eight days, a human trafficking incident occurs in Kentucky
February 20, 2019

In Northern Kentucky, the dangers of human trafficking might appear inconsequential. One imagines a trip abroad gone wrong or bases their knowledge around the dramatic portrayals they’ve seen in Hollywood....

Northerner wins 5 Kentucky Press Association awards

Northerner editors Josh Kelly, Nicole Browning, Sam Rosenstiel, Natalie Hamren and Kane Mitten at the Kentucky Press Association Conference and Awards, Jan. 25, 2019.
NKU’s independent news org honored for reporting, video, photo and design
January 29, 2019
The Northerner won five Kentucky Press Association awards Jan. 25. The Northerner, along with all Kentucky student publications, was also recognized for a year of watchdog reporting and a student press fight for public records.

How should you learn about college debt?

How should you learn about college debt?
NKU grads typically owe $25K as national student loan debt rises
November 28, 2018
With tuition on the rise at universities around the country, more and more students are taking out loans to afford a college degree, and NKU students are no exception. How students learn about debt and eventually overcome it is up to them, but what’s available at NKU to help them on their financial journey?

Opioids: Health Innovation receives $200K to fight epidemic

NKU's Health Innovation Center.
November 27, 2018
Northern Kentucky’s opioid overdose rates were among some of the highest in the state last year.
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