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

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?
February 19, 2018
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

Members of SGA met with lawmakers and rallied against proposed funding cuts in Frankfort on Feb. 6.
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 funding cuts. Here’s why she advocates.
February 7, 2018
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 will attend the Rally for Higher Education on Tuesday Feb. 6.
February 6, 2018
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

Gov. Matt Bevin gave his State of the Commonwealth and budget address in Frankfort on Tuesday night.
Funding retirement system means cuts for school and math center, NKU still to pay $31 million for pensions
January 16, 2018
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

Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address will be broadcast live on KET at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
January 12, 2018
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

A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.
January 11, 2018
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. Matt Bevin said he will not call a special session on pension reform before the end of the year. At an event in Erlanger on Oct. 25, Bevin said such a session
December 26, 2017
Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

NKU invests more in Kentucky pension system for same employee benefits while students, faculty and staff lose out
November 28, 2017
NKU’s pension costs increased by more than $15 million within the last decade, but the benefits for 800 pensioned staff have not changed. Administrators say something must be done to bring the money back to campus.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.
Interim president says increasing payments for same benefits is hurting employees, university
November 8, 2017
"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

Maslow's Army was formed in October of 2016 by Susan and Samuel Landis (center).
October 9, 2017

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...

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto (left), NKU President Geoffrey Mearns (center) and St. Elizabeth Health President Garren Colvin (right) during Monday's press conference.
February 27, 2017

Northern Kentucky University will partner with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the University of Kentucky to develop a UK regional medical school campus at NKU. NKU and UK made the joint announcement during...

Budget to cause tuition increases

This slide from President Geoffrey Mearns' presentation shows how much tuition would increase at different percentage rates.
April 19, 2016

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be...

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