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NKU’s Parker Project funded by National Science Foundation

NKU’s Parker Project funded by National Science Foundation

Josh Goad, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The Parker Academy sat not too far from the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio, just beneath the horizon so that it was not easily seen. This was for good reason–David and Priscilla Parker housed and educated people of all races, creeds and genders, which wasn’t the norm in 1839 when they opened thei...

Linking two worlds: how students and professors communicate digitally

Linking two worlds: how students and professors communicate digitally

Natalie Hamren, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a kid, you may have believed the myth that teachers lived at school. Scrolling through Facebook today, your professor may pop up under “people you may know.” Two worlds--business and personal--were once separate; in today’s technological world, social media links them together. The “line...

The first Griffin Fest

The first Griffin Fest

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story, News, Video

The First Inaugural GriffinFest took place Thursday, October 5th. Based on a “Reverse Career Fair” format, students explained their projects to prospective employers who came to them, instead of the other way around. The Fest also included a talk by Keynote Speaker and NKU Alumni Marty Boyer, in whi...

UPDATE: A greener Lot K nears completeion

UPDATE: A greener Lot K nears completeion

Wayne Gates, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Work on the $2.95 million project is scheduled to be done by the end of this month.  When it is finished, there will be about 100 fewer parking spaces. Some electrical work remains to be completed, as well as landscaping. Small shrubs and trees are being brought in and will be planted in newly created...

BLOCKED: When you can’t view the president’s tweets

BLOCKED: When you can’t view the president’s tweets

Kristian Porter, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

A defining characteristic of our newest president is his willingness to reach for Twitter, no matter the occasion. Millions flock to @RealDonaldTrump to hear his thoughts on public policy and current events, and the Twitter handle is often the first place the president turns to when he makes announcemen...

NKU implements sustainability practices to attain zero net carbon emission

NKU implements sustainability practices to attain zero net carbon emission

Josh Goad, Contributor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Recycle

As NKU’s environmental sustainability manager, Tess Phinney has her hands in a lot of bins—both literally and figuratively. As part of a sustainability strategy that stretches between 2017 to 2022, she’s been working toward ensuring NKU has a zero net carbon emission by 2050. The most noticeable chan...

Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Health Innovation Center projected to open in Spring 2018

Natalie Hamren, Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students should be able to experience the technologically advanced Health Innovation Center around February or March of 2018, as originally scheduled. Mark Jones, senior project manager and associate director, hopes the building will increase enrollment to campus. “No one will have anything like this around us for s...

SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

SGA freshman election fills 5 senate openings

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU Student Government Association announced the results of its freshman election for five open Senate seats at their Student Union offices Thursday night. The winners of the freshman Senate election are Paula Marie Gagné (121 votes), Jake Anderson (86 votes), Roberto Amazendes (80 votes), Madison Jon...

NKU students show DACA support at Board of Regents meeting

NKU students show DACA support at Board of Regents meeting

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU students protested at the semester’s first Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, carrying signs and banners showing support for government immigration program DACA. A Health Innovation Center progress update, new student enrollment data and several board changes were also discussed during Wed...

NKU students protest Sept. 5 DACA decision

NKU students protest Sept. 5 DACA decision

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


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“Sí, se puede!” chanted protesters as they stood on the corner of Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati joined by passersby honking car horns in support of their cause. “Yes, we can!” As the Trump Administration announced their formal rescission from the DACA program--implemented by the Obama Administr...

Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


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With a United States history that displays itself more like a mosaic than a melting pot, our roots are all planted in different paths based on our races, ethnicities and backgrounds. “The question becomes--when your history collides with someone else’s--meaning if they have a different history based o...

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As we say farewell to Geoff Mearns, the community opens its doors to a new leader and opportunities. Rich Boehne, chair of the NKU Board of Regents, said that the search committee is estimated to reach a decision in early fall, though he can't ascertain an exact date. While Gerard St. Amand sits as N...

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