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The current standard for parental leave

The current standard for parental leave

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019

The current standard in the United States for parental leave guarantees eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, according to Pew Research Center. This protection, which falls under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), does not guarantee pay to employees, but protects them from termination. Whil...

A dad’s perspective on paid parental leave

A dad’s perspective on paid parental leave

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

April 25, 2019

While maternity leave is a well-known concept, many people may be unaware of their right to paternity leave. Both are protected under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and referred to as parental leave. However, FMLA does not provide benefits. Rather, it assures for eligible working mothers and fa...

Finding a work-life balance that doesn’t exist

Finding a work-life balance that doesn’t exist

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019

For Amy Danzo, there is no such thing as a work-life balance. As a working mother, the “scale” always tips one way or the other, “even hourly.” “It's no question that being a working mother is a struggle and a triumph all wrapped up into one, deeply unorganized package,” Danzo wrote in...

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

How higher ed employees cope with no paid parental leave

Nicole Browning and Corinne Byrne

April 25, 2019

There is no current standard for paid parental leave in America, and regional universities including NKU, UK, UC, WKU, EKU, Murray State and Morehead State also do not offer paid leave, but are legally protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, which prevents eligible employees from being terminated...

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

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 initiatives. “If there is anytime in higher education that is the worst time to do some...

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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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.

DISCONNECTED: How one NKU student gave up social media and found herself

DISCONNECTED: How one NKU student gave up social media and found herself

Nicole Browning, Managing Editor

April 17, 2019

After grappling for years with her relationship between social media and her own self worth, Carley Lampke decided that in 2018, she was going to disconnect. For many young adults, identity in the real world and online persona are not simply cohabitants, but are interwoven. While social media has...

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Rachel Smith, Reporter

April 15, 2019

The Callahan Bistro has made changes to their menus after multiple complaints from NKU students regarding the safety and quality of their food. Earlier this February, many resident assistants at Callahan Hall met with the Bistro dining manager to discuss concerns raised from residents. These concer...

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Society of Pro Journalists honors Northerner for 2018 report on sexual harassment

Northerner Staff

April 12, 2019

The Society of Professional Journalists honored two Northerner editors for the independent student news outlet’s reporting on sexual harassment and misconduct in NKU’s School of the Arts.

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

April 11, 2019

NKU is once again ranked nationally for the ninth year in a row as a Military Friendly school. NKU received a bronze distinction meaning that they scored within 30% of the tenth best school in their category. NKU is also recognized for creating a supportive environment for veterans and a premier univ...

What you missed at SGA April 8

What you missed at SGA April 8

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

Student Government Association Vice President Matt Frey began Monday’s meeting in President Hannah Edelen’s absence as she attended a special meeting with the Board of Regents. Chief of Staff Jake Anderson presented the first readings of three resolutions. Resolution One: Sustainability Senator Kimberly Sparks ...

Free speech: Kentucky bill aims to broaden protest laws

Free speech: Kentucky bill aims to broaden protest laws

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

Freedom of speech is a pillar of American democracy, and because of it, every American has the right to openly express themselves—that doesn’t mean everyone has the right to express themselves wherever they want. House Bill 254, a Kentucky bill focused on supporting students' right to free speech on public college campus...

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