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Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Looking back while moving forward: A Farewell from Mearns

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Sitting at the edge of a round conference table, overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, President Geoffrey Mearns began his farewell. “As I sit here, will I be ready to say goodbye? I am not sure,” Mearns said.  “I thought people would say ‘Good, we are ready for you to go,’ but people ha...

Against the smog: NKU science students, faculty reflect on proposed federal budget cuts

Against the smog: NKU science students, faculty reflect on proposed federal budget cuts

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Faced with potential federal cuts to science-based programs and institutions, Dr. Christine Curran spent her spring break walking the halls of Capitol Hill. She joined other members of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology to fight the proposal, which would affect federally-fu...

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

BREAKING: Dada, Bluford win SGA presidential election

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Sami Dada and Erica Bluford were elected Student Government Association president and vice president Thursday, receiving 616 votes from the student body. Three slates vied for the positions of president and vice president of the SGA. Dada and Bluford beat the nearest candidates, Kaitlyn Schaefer and Taylo...

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

SGA elections underway: Who are the candidates?

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Three tickets are in the running for the presidential and vice presidential bid for SGA in the upcoming school year alongside other executive and senator spots on the board. Each platform addresses ideas of unity within their campaign, and navigate the issue with different lenses and processes.  The three tic...

SGA candidates make final pitch to student body

SGA candidates make final pitch to student body

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

All three Student Government Association presidential candidates and their vice presidents worked to sway voters in their favor, discussing topics ranging from state funding for the university, sexual assault and rape culture to inclusiveness on campus during Monday’s debate. About 50 people watched t...

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

NKU presents draft of Inclusive Excellence Plan

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held an Inclusive Excellence forum Friday to show faculty, staff and students the 2022 Inclusive Excellence Plan draft and allow those in attendance to voice their opinions on the plan. Kathleen Roberts, senior advisor for Inclusive Excellence, led the forum which was split into two parts. During ...

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Timeline: Students gather on campus to watch the game

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

March 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

All over Northern Kentucky, students and fans gathered to see which team would advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Watch parties were held in breweries and restaurants alike, with no watch parties for campus-bound and under-aged students. Activities Programming Board, Student Government...

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

AP reporter calls for race discussions in Six@Six talk

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

March 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland encouraged ongoing discussions in the media about race and ethnicity at a lecture held in NKU’s Digitorium on Thursday. Holland, the race and ethnicity editor for the AP, addressed a packed Digitorium as part of the Six@Six speaker series with a lecture tit...

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As expected, the NKU Board of Regents voted to approve Gerry St. Amand as interim president of the university upon the departure of current President Geoffrey Mearns. Wednesday’s vote, which was unanimous, means St. Amand will assume the office of president after spring commencement on May 7. That is ...

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

NKU holds drawing for 48 NCAA tournament tickets

Cole Grecco, News Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

For NKU students unable to grab tickets for Friday’s game against the University of Kentucky, the university has given 48 students a chance at free tickets and transportation to the game in Indianapolis. In the announcement email to students Chris Cole, director of university communications, made sure t...

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

Nearly 800 Northern Kentucky fans packed the Student Union Ballroom Sunday to join the men’s basketball team to celebrate the Horizon League championship and to discover who the Norse would play this week in the NCAA tournament. According to Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director for comm...

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