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For NKU, retaining students is a multi-pronged effort

For NKU, retaining students is a multi-pronged effort

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

As a first-generation student, Neila Smith came to NKU as a biology major from Belize. When she returned for the current spring semester, she struggled to find funds to pay off her $2,800 balance. As February approached, she packed her bags and left, unable to remove the balance from her account. R...

NKU trends toward diversity

NKU trends toward diversity

Josh Goad, Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Dr. Kathleen Roberts serves as NKU’s Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. From her office at the top of the Lucas Administrative Center she coordinates with staff and faculty across campus. Roberts, NKU and the Commonwealth want college to be a culturally affective experience that bring...

What you missed at SGA March 19

What you missed at SGA March 19

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, SGA

The Student Government Association was given an overview of NKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan and appointed a justice at their Monday meeting. Here’s what you missed at SGA on 3/19.

Police Beat week of March 21

Police Beat week of March 21

Northerner Staff

March 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Beat

Public intoxication, trespassing, and alcohol offenses. Here are the highlights from University Police’s weekly crime report.

SU Starbucks to close for renovations in May

SU Starbucks to close for renovations in May

Hunter Dunn, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Everyone’s favorite campus coffee spot will shut down for renovations after spring graduation. Starbucks Coffee in the SU will go through a $750,000 renovation when classes are dismissed through the summer to refurbish counters, flooring and equipment.

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor and Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

SOTA Choral Studies Director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned on Friday after a university investigation found he violated its sexual harassment policy. Four students and a faculty member brought concerns to the university last October, and Pennington was put on administrative leave pending a Title IX investigation on Oct. 23.

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

In light of financial challenges, interim president Gerard St. Amand announced on Friday that the Early Childhood Center will close its doors by June 1, 2018, citing in a letter to the student body that it has “been operating at a significant annual deficit for more than five years.” Accordi...

Parking, housing and dining rates increase

Parking, housing and dining rates increase

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU’s Board of Regents approved raising fees for parking passes, housing and meal plans at their Wednesday meeting. The new rates will go into effect next fall. Here’s a breakdown of the new fees.

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Based on cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, NKU could lose over $3 million in state appropriations, including all funds for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.

Police Beat week of March 14

Police Beat week of March 14

Northerner Staff

March 13, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Beat

A backpack stolen, harassment in the SU, and public intoxication. Here are the highlights from University Police’s weekly crime report.

What you missed at SGA March 12

What you missed at SGA March 12

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, SGA, WYMASGA

The Student Government Association received updates on approaching budget cuts and passed a resolution to increase student awareness of public speakers on campus.

Fourth candidate in race for SGA president

Fourth candidate in race for SGA president

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News, SGA

With a little over two weeks until the election, the race for student body president added a fourth candidate. Junior organizational leadership major Samantha Marcum announced her campaign for Student Government Association president on Monday.

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