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Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Bridging the gap: The search for unity

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

With a United States history that displays itself more like a mosaic than a melting pot, our roots are all planted in different paths based on our races, ethnicities and backgrounds. “The question becomes--when your history collides with someone else’s--meaning if they have a different history based o...

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Boehne: Decision on new president estimated in early fall

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As we say farewell to Geoff Mearns, the community opens its doors to a new leader and opportunities. Rich Boehne, chair of the NKU Board of Regents, said that the search committee is estimated to reach a decision in early fall, though he can't ascertain an exact date. While Gerard St. Amand sits as N...

NKU physics professor’s project goes astronomical

NKU physics professor’s project goes astronomical

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 4, 2017


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NKU physics professor Dr. Scott Nutter has studied cosmic rays for nearly three decades. On August 14, the scope of his work literally leapt to astronomical proportions. It was on that day that the ISS-CREAM, an experiment that Nutter and an international team of researchers started seven years ago, wa...

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

NKU Athletics, Matthew 25 Ministries accepting Hurricane Harvey donations

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Sports, Sports Features

Northern Kentucky Athletics has partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect donations for the victims of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The department will be accepting donations today until 3:30 p.m. as well as Friday and next Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. While they will accep...

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Blackboard to Canvas: An interface for NKU

Kristian Porter, Asst. News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As Blackboard’s three-year statewide contract came closer to expiring, NKU began its transition to Canvas, a new learning management system. So far, several professors have made the switch. A total of 527 courses across NKU’s campus, roughly 24 percent of courses offered, are currently enrolled in...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

GALLERY: What you need to know about on-campus construction

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

August 22, 2017


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Over the summer, construction swept through NKU’s campus, including newly blacktopped roads, roundabouts and parking lots. Stretching from Johns Hill Road to 3 Mile Road, a new 1.6 mile connector road is partially constructed. The project rings in at $10.6 million, through state and federal funds. Di...

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

#NKU4UVA: Vigil held at NKU in solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In the aftermath of the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association held a vigil in solidarity with the victims, their families and University of Virginia students. Over 50 students, administration, faculty and surround...

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

WNKU’s Middletown Station, WNKN, sold to Grant County Broadcasters

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Following five months of doubt looming over the future of WNKN’s Middletown Signal, Northern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has finalized the sale of 105.9 FM (WNKN) to Grant County Broadcasters, Inc for $5.3 million on Wednesday.  This follows the February sale of signals in both Highland Heights (WNKU) ...

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Radiation Therapy program to be implemented at NKU

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2017


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A new radiation therapy program at NKU was approved in April and is projected to be implemented in the Fall 2017 semester. According to Shannon Alexander, BS Health Science Program Director, the program has been in the works since last May. Throughout the past year, they’ve sorted through the nec...

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Meet Gerard St. Amand: NKU’s interim president

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

As more than 1,600 students received their bachelor’s degrees as new graduates of NKU, former president Geoffrey Mearns handed out his final diplomas while serving the university. Taking his place until a permanent president is found is Gerard St. Amand, who will serve as interim president. In an email...

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Professors working to include sexual misconduct policy in syllabi

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

April 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

During Dr. Jessica Kratzer’s first year as a professor at NKU, she’s had students disclose personal experiences such as anxiety, depression, and sexual assault. “I think that I create a warm environment and I really care about my students, and I think that they see that I care about them,” ...

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