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The Northerner wins several Kentucky Press Association awards

The Northerner wins several Kentucky Press Association awards

Brittney Gunter, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

After participating in the Kentucky Press Association Awards (KPAA), The Northerner has won various awards for Design, Sports Coverage, Enterprise, and Analytical Coverage and Investigation Story or Series.   The biggest accomplishment was The Northerner sweeping the first, second and third place award...

Opinions split on Kentucky’s new abortion laws

Opinions split on Kentucky’s new abortion laws

Abby Anstead and Emily Sherry

January 26, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Hannah Bockweg was raised Catholic, but she never knew what it meant to be pro-life until she was much older. “It was maybe more middle school, and definitely in high school that I began to understand all humans have incredible value and that every person is created by God, and from conception to...

Chair of Board of Regents reflects on NKU’s future

Chair of Board of Regents reflects on NKU’s future

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

January 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Upon the news of NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ departure, Rich Boehne, the chair of Board of Regents, said that while they understand the move, if the board had it their way, his contract would be extended. “If my cell phone rings tonight and he says ‘I’ve changed my mind,’ we’ll forge...

Career Services host resume and cover letter workshop

Career Services host resume and cover letter workshop

Hannah Hagedorn, Asst. News Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Career services will be hosting a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop at 4 p.m. January 25 in University Center 135. Jennifer Richmond, a career adviser, will present the attendees with basic information on the components of resumes that tend to be successful during the job hunt. She said the worksho...

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

The Northerner Staff

January 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure. Mearns was hired at Ball State University to serve as their 17th president, an announcement made at the Muncie, Indiana campus at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mearns notified the Board of Regents tha...

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement during a 1:30 p.m. assembly at Sursa Hall. According to a press release from Northern Kentuck...

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

Abby Anstead, Asst. Managing Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

“What do you need?” Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator for students, said that’s the first thing she asks students when they report an instance of sexual assault. “The first thing I do is, ‘What do you need,’” James said. “‘Do you need medical attention, do you need counselin...

Board of Regents: What you need to know

Board of Regents: What you need to know

Cole Grecco and Emily Sherry, News Editor, Copy Editor

January 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Student enrollment for the spring semester is lower than anticipated, according to NKU President Geoffrey Mearns on January 11 during the meeting. “We’re presently tracking a bit behind our enrollment target for spring 2017," Mearns said  "But our active and proactive registration efforts continue...

Steak ‘n Shake a success: What restaurant will be next?

Steak ‘n Shake a success: What restaurant will be next?

Cole Grecco, News Editor

January 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students waited in line for nearly 30 minutes on Monday to try out the new Steak ‘n Shake, which replaced Coyote Jack’s in the Student Union. The on-campus Steak ‘n Shake features a smaller menu than the full restaurant, but still holds about 10 food items and 10 shakes. While the majority of ...

Our 10 most read stories of 2016

Our 10 most read stories of 2016

Northerner Staff

January 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

  It was an interesting year, NKU. Campus saw instances of controversy at times, and our list reflects that. But our most read list also includes feature stories -- from a former flight attendant’s experience on 9/11 to the journey of a transgender student. Here are our Top 10 stories of the ye...

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named the full-time chief of NKU police Monday morning. “It’s about the relationships that I’ve...

Finals week: Where to study

Finals week: Where to study

Mackenzie Manley, News Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Hours in Griffin Hall and the Campus Recreation Center will be extended during finals week, joining Steely Library as places students can study and work in a resolution put forth by the Student Government Association. Prior to the resolution, Steely Library was the only place that offered extended ...

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