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Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Billy Keeney, News Editor

July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

NKU announces new vice president and chief strategy officer

NKU announces new vice president and chief strategy officer

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

May 29, 2019

On Tuesday NKU announced its new vice president and chief strategy officer Bonita J. Brown. President Ashish Vaidya created the position of VP and CSO to assist with the overseeing and execution of the university's “Success by Design” strategic framework. “Our strategic framework must evolve as regional needs ch...

Dunkin’ to open near campus in October

Dunkin’ to open near campus in October

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

May 23, 2019

The popular coffee and donut chain, which changed its name to just ‘Dunkin’ at the start of 2019, will soon be available near campus.

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Center Chris Vogt transferring from NKU

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 10, 2019

The 7'1 center from Mayfield, KY is leaving NKU's men's basketball team.

External review finds abuse allegations against WBB coach ‘unfounded’

External review finds abuse allegations against WBB coach ‘unfounded’

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019

"Based on all of the interviews and documents reviewed, the concern of emotional abuse by Whitaker is unfounded," the independent review read.

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby named College of Business dean

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby named College of Business dean

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2019

NKU announced Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby as the new dean for the Haile/US Bank College of Business on Wednesday. Before coming to NKU, Dr. HassabElnaby worked at the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation where he served as the associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research. HassabElnaby...

NKU names Steely Library’s next dean

NKU names Steely Library’s next dean

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

May 6, 2019

NKU announced Andrea Falcone as the new Steely Librarian dean on Monday.

Chase professor cited, quoted in national death penalty case

Chase professor cited, quoted in national death penalty case

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Drug dealer Azibo Aquart and his accomplices pulled on their masks and armed themselves early one morning on August 24, 2005, to break in a “perceived” drug competitor’s apartment. After constraining her and two others in the apartment, Aquart and company beat them to death with baseball bats, ac...

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans receiving mental health care who need it, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this issue may be large...

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...

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