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

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

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

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 a Monday morning press conference in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Robert DiPaola, dean of th...

UPDATE: Faculty senate voted on censure of university gag order

UPDATE: Faculty senate voted on censure of university gag order

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The Professional Concerns Committee of the Faculty Senate created a recommended resolution stating that the faculty disagrees with NKU’s decision to seek a gag order against an NKU student. The resolution passed at the last Faculty Senate's meeting on Feb. 27. In total, seven voted against the re...

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Potential employers to gather at NKU for Career Expo

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students looking to prepare for post-graduation job opportunities will have their annual opportunity to do so Wednesday. The NKU Career Expo will take place Feb. 22 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be more than 135 employers in attendance spanning all parts of the economy and looking to...

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

NKU PR director Nageleisen leaving for UC Health

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Amanda Nageleisen, NKU’s director of public relations, has accepted a position with communications at the University of Cincinnati-Health. Nageleisen has been the director of public relations for Northern Kentucky University since May 2015 and will leave NKU today. “We have a really good transition pl...

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Cincinnati Public Radio announced today that 91.7 WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format, “In an effort to fill the gap the loss of WNKU leaves behind.” Richard Eiswerth, Cincinnati Public Radio’s president and general manager, said in a release that they also lament...

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Mitchell Sellars said he was disappointed to see Northern Kentucky University part with something so unique. “Not many other universities have their own radio station, and now we won’t either,” Sellars said.   The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents announced the sale of WNKU Tuesday; a decision tha...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

SGA rallies with Ky. schools for more funding

SGA rallies with Ky. schools for more funding

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under News

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky University students rallied at the state capitol Monday for more funding for all public universities. Students from Murray State, Western Kentucky University Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and other state schools convened t...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Faced with shrinking state funding and a potential seven-figure subsidy to WNKU, the NKU Board of Regents voted Tuesday to negotiate the sale of the radio station. The station received an offer from Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million. NKU will maintain the WNKU call letters. In addition, the uni...

What you missed at SGA: Helping Hands

What you missed at SGA: Helping Hands

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In light of the recent executive order limiting immigration in the United States, Sami Dada gave a moving and personal speech at the SGA meeting on Monday, January 30. “I can’t imagine my future if I didn’t live here. I don’t know if I’d be alive.” Being an immigrant from Liberia, Dad...

NKU students protest immigration ban downtown

NKU students protest immigration ban downtown

Sam Rosenstiel, Contributor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Hundreds protested outside Cincinnati City Hall against the president’s executive order temporarily banning Syrian refugees and immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries. Among the demonstrators were NKU students that whether personally affected or not, showed up to the Rally for Refugees and...

EXCLUSIVE: Mearns speaks about future at Ball State, legacy at NKU

EXCLUSIVE: Mearns speaks about future at Ball State, legacy at NKU

Mackenzie Manley & Nicole Browning, Managing Editor & Assistant Arts and Life Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Reflecting back on his time, President Geoffrey Mearns said that his proudest moments over the five years he has served NKU were in the relationships he forged within the campus community, particularly with the students. Mearns discussed his time at NKU during an exclusive interview with The Northerner. ...

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