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Election 2018: What you need to know

Election 2018: What you need to know
November 5, 2018
Election Day is tomorrow. Are you prepared to vote?

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

There are 1,250 less students enrolled at NKU now than in 2011. For every 13 that enrolled then, only 12 enroll now.
There are 1,250 less students at NKU now than seven years ago. For every 13 students that enrolled then, 12 enroll now.
October 24, 2018
Continued decline in enrollment could lead to further shortfalls, which means less spending on everything. This year’s shortfall occurred because NKU estimated the enrollment decline on historic data— but is there a precedent?

Health Innovation Center: Bevin, Vaidya cut ribbon at dedication

NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands, NKU President Ashish Vaidya, Governor Matt Bevin, NKU Board of Regents Chair Lee Scheben and NKU nursing student Cayla Destafani at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.
October 18, 2018
The governor, state and NKU officials dedicated the Health Innovation Center on Wednesday.

GALLERY: Wil Schroder, Rachel Roberts debate at NKU Student Union

GALLERY: Wil Schroder, Rachel Roberts debate at NKU Student Union
October 3, 2018
State Senator Wil Schroder and Rachel Roberts debated issues affecting everyday Kentuckians in front of over 300 attendants in NKU's Student Union Ballroom Tuesday night.

Election 2018: State senate debate in SU Ballroom Oct. 2

Sen. Wil Schroder and Rachel Roberts are running in NKU's district, which includes Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton counties.
September 26, 2018
As the midterm election draws near, NKU Student Government Association and The Northerner will host a debate featuring incumbent State Senator Wil Schroder and challenger Rachel Roberts.

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17
September 19, 2018
Protesters descended on Student Government Association’s Sept. 17 meeting to rally against the appointment of a justice accused of using derogatory language by a former SGA senator and former justice. Two state senators also spoke about university funding, and SGA passed a resolution for veterans.

McConnell praises NKY court pick at NKU ceremony

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at Greaves Concert Hall, Aug. 27, 2018.
Senate Majority Leader helps instate federal judge in Greaves Hall
August 27, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell espoused President Donald Trump’s pick for federal judge in Greaves Concert Hall Monday.

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Gerard St. Amand, center, at a Board of Regents meeting Sept. 6. A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.
May 2, 2018
A bill to freeze NKU’s pension payment, which was set to soar to $31 million, passed April 26, interim president Gerard St. Amand told regents Wednesday.

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

April 12, 2018
Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.

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

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent
April 10, 2018
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

Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.
March 29, 2018
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
March 13, 2018
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.
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