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Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor

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. 

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2020

NKU officials sent out a campus-wide email to remind students about health-safety precautions in wake of recent national news about the Coronavirus, according to a recent press release by the university. “Please know that at this time, there are no confirmed or reported cases of [2019 Novel Cor...

PNC Bank to replace US Bank on campus

PNC Bank to replace US Bank on campus

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 29, 2020

NKU is set to replace the US Bank on-campus branch and ATMs with services from PNC Bank, Mike Hales, vice president of finance, said in a campuswide email. Depository and treasury services will also move from US Bank to PNC, with procurement cards remaining with US Bank. “These decisions were m...

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor

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 for being unconstitutional.   It wasn’t the beginning—nor end—of the fight for public pe...

Kobe: NKU appreciates the life of an NBA Legend

Kobe: NKU appreciates the life of an NBA Legend

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.

NKU invites the community into its classrooms

NKU invites the community into its classrooms

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

January 28, 2020

Students may see a few new faces in their classes on Feb. 4 and 5.  NKU is opening select courses to the community for free as part of its annual “Making Teaching Public” celebration. The courses offered this year has doubled from 10 to 20, and vary in subjects from Constitutional Law to Harry P...

New All Card plans, rally for higher education discussed at SGA

New All Card plans, rally for higher education discussed at SGA

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

New All Card Design Secretary of Public Relations Jessica Archer revealed the design pitches that herself and Senator Will Jones designed. They showcased three ideas, two of which included a solid color backing and the NKU seal opposite of the student’s photo. The other design featured the NKU Athlet...

Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 21, 2020

More than 600 NKU students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered on campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the second annual NKU Day of Community Service, according to Arnie Slaughter, co-interim chief student affairs officer and dean of students.

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 15, 2020

NKU’s Board of Regents (BoR) had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 15. BoR discussed curriculum changes, Woodcrest Apartments closure and updates on NKU’s accreditation. NKU placed under warning by state accreditation  NKU has been placed under warning for the failure of two components by ...

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Woodcrest closure update All the residents who live in the Oak and Sycamore buildings of Woodcrest Apartments will receive their new assignments soon; there was space available in other dorms for all who were displaced, according to Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Student...

Students forced to relocate after Woodcrest closure

Students forced to relocate after Woodcrest closure

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

December 31, 2019

Students who live in Woodcrest’s Oak and Sycamore Halls learned Monday that they have to move out immediately due to structural damage in the building. Willow Hall will be shuttered in the summer.

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

Keara McClellan, Jason Houston, and Caleb Hodges

December 9, 2019

Earlier this semester The Northerner decided to check in with NKU's Student Government Association to see how things were going. Now, as the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, we wanted to see what members of SGA thought were their greatest accomplishments and what can still be improved upon.

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