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Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 21, 2020

More than 600 NKU students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered on campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the second annual NKU Day of Community Service, according to Arnie Slaughter, co-interim chief student affairs officer and dean of students.

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2020

NKU’s Board of Regents (BoR) had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 15. BoR discussed curriculum changes, Woodcrest Apartments closure and updates on NKU’s accreditation. NKU placed under warning by state accreditation  NKU has been placed under warning for the failure of two components by ...

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

What you missed at SGA Jan. 13

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Woodcrest closure update All the residents who live in the Oak and Sycamore buildings of Woodcrest Apartments will receive their new assignments soon; there was space available in other dorms for all who were displaced, according to Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Student...

Students forced to relocate after Woodcrest closure

Students forced to relocate after Woodcrest closure

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

December 31, 2019

Students who live in Woodcrest’s Oak and Sycamore Halls learned Monday that they have to move out immediately due to structural damage in the building. Willow Hall will be shuttered in the summer.

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

Keara McClellan, Jason Houston, and Caleb Hodges

December 9, 2019

Earlier this semester The Northerner decided to check in with NKU's Student Government Association to see how things were going. Now, as the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, we wanted to see what members of SGA thought were their greatest accomplishments and what can still be improved upon.

Professor: ‘if you believe in diversity there’s no way around it.’

Professor: ‘if you believe in diversity there’s no way around it.’

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

December 7, 2019

NKU’s black studies program (BLS), one of the various minors on campus, investigates the multiple cultural identities and explores the contributions that black people have given to America.  According to The Smithsonian Institution and Carter G. Woodson, an American historian and one of the first scholars to study African American history, black history is a beacon of change and hope and is needed s...

Breathing life into classrooms with STEM

Breathing life into classrooms with STEM

Rachel Smith, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Termites. Toads. Mealworms. Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These animals are considered pests in a home, but in P-12 science classes across Kentucky and Ohio, they are essential teaching tools for NKU’s Next Generation STEM Classroom Project. The university’s Center for Integrative Natural Science ...

SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 2, 2019

SGA’s last meeting of the fall semester was full of holiday cheer as the senators wore their best ugly Christmas sweaters at Monday’s meeting. During the meeting, President Jarett Lopez announced the creation of two new Ad-Hoc committees. The two committees created were the Design and Artistic Endeavor...

Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Billy Keeney, News Editor

December 1, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Sunday afternoon stating a sexual assault occurred in Callahan Hall, on Nov. 30 around 9:00 p.m. According to the release, University Police received an anonymous report that stated the victim met the suspect through a dating app and had been communicating...

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 21, 2019

They met on Tinder and decided to stop for coffee at Carabello in Newport. He was sweet, she remembered. He brought her the coffee she ordered, which came with a caramel candy on top. She noticed it was wrapped “wonky” but ignored it. When her date went to the bathroom, the barista repeatedly offered ...

‘It’s all about the turnover’: Parking Services sells more passes than spots available

‘It’s all about the turnover’: Parking Services sells more passes than spots available

Kyle Wade, Reporter

November 20, 2019

With 10,734 parking passes issued and only 6,694 parking spots available as of Nov. 14, 2019, finding a parking spot has become a difficult task for NKU students and faculty alike.  “It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack; it’s just impossible,” Devaughn Allen, sophomore marketing major, said about his experience with NKU parking. Allen is a recent transfer student who...

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

Noelle Horn, Asst. News Editor

November 19, 2019

At Monday’s SGA meeting, two committee chairs were reappointed and Chief Justice Noah Cullen went over amendments to the constitution.

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