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SGA rallies with Ky. schools for more funding

SGA rallies with Ky. schools for more funding

Sam Rosenstiel, Reporter

February 14, 2017


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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky University students rallied at the state capitol Monday for more funding for all public universities. Students from Murray State, Western Kentucky University Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and other state schools convened t...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Faced with shrinking state funding and a potential seven-figure subsidy to WNKU, the NKU Board of Regents voted Tuesday to negotiate the sale of the radio station. The station received an offer from Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million. NKU will maintain the WNKU call letters. In addition, the uni...

What you missed at SGA: Helping Hands

What you missed at SGA: Helping Hands

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

In light of the recent executive order limiting immigration in the United States, Sami Dada gave a moving and personal speech at the SGA meeting on Monday, January 30. “I can’t imagine my future if I didn’t live here. I don’t know if I’d be alive.” Being an immigrant from Liberia, Dad...

NKU students protest immigration ban downtown

NKU students protest immigration ban downtown

Sam Rosenstiel, Contributor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Hundreds protested outside Cincinnati City Hall against the president’s executive order temporarily banning Syrian refugees and immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries. Among the demonstrators were NKU students that whether personally affected or not, showed up to the Rally for Refugees and...

EXCLUSIVE: Mearns speaks about future at Ball State, legacy at NKU

EXCLUSIVE: Mearns speaks about future at Ball State, legacy at NKU

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

January 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Reflecting back on his time, President Geoffrey Mearns said that his proudest moments over the five years he has served NKU were in the relationships he forged within the campus community, particularly with the students. Mearns discussed his time at NKU during an exclusive interview with The Northerner. ...

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...

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