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State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Is tenure in trouble? A late addition to the Kentucky state budget would allow universities to fire tenured faculty when cutting programs.

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Based on cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, NKU could lose over $3 million in state appropriations, including all funds for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Kyra McClendon, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

At NKU, there were 36 recorded incidents involving marijuana on campus from August to January, up from 16 incidents during the same timeframe in 2016.

OPINION: Why I advocate for Kentucky universities

OPINION: Why I advocate for Kentucky universities

Hannah Edelen, Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, Opinions, SGA, Viewpoints

Hannah Edelen, secretary of public relations for NKU’s Student Government Association, joined hundreds of others across the Commonwealth on Tuesday at the state capitol to rally for higher education and stand against proposed budget cuts. Here’s why she advocates.

SGA rallies against state cuts in Frankfort

SGA rallies against state cuts in Frankfort

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News, SGA

After Gov. Matt Bevin’s recommendation to cut NKU’s funding on Jan. 16, the Student Government Association still hopes to arrive with the matched ferocity of 2017’s event.

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Gov. Matt Bevin proposed a 7.7 percent or $3.9 million funding cut for Northern Kentucky University in his state of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 16.

Cuts to come? Lawmakers, NKU wait for Bevin’s budget

Cuts to come? Lawmakers, NKU wait for Bevin’s budget

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

State representatives and NKU officials believe $516,000 or more in state funding will be cut in Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address, which is scheduled for Jan. 16.

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Interim pres. Gerard St. Amand said NKU’s state appropriations will be cut by $516,000 at a Board of Regents meeting on Jan. 10.

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 26, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Cincinnati Woman of the Year overcomes homelessness to help others

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Susan Landis was standing in line for the deli counter in Kroger when her husband, Samuel came rushing to her, phone in hand, and informed her she needed to take a call. “I got on the phone and the guy asks ‘is this Sandra Landis?’” Susan said. “I said ‘No this is Susan Landis.’ He sai...

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