The Northerner

Housing options leave out one group: gender-neutral

November 16, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

A recent trend in university housing should be more than just that. While affinity housing is something that NKU addresses through Greek housing, honors housing, international housing and more, gender neutral housing is something that hits a deeper level of necessity. For LGBTQ students and other...

Not much work to give midterm grades to all

November 9, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

The ability to adapt and remain efficient are tenets that are embodied in a technologically driven society. They are in every aspect of functioning, even on a daily basis. That being said, Northern Kentucky University should better understand the integral role of efficiency in this two-fold calling. An...

Wireless option a plus for students


November 2, 2011

Filed under Editorial

How many times has it happened that students rush to a computer to print off the paper they spent all night working on, only to get to a lab and discover that all the computers were full? We at The Northerner don’t have scientific data to back this up, but we’ve all encountered the same predicament...

A call for student involvement


October 26, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Open forums for the Presidential Search and Screen Committee begin Oct. 26 and run through Oct. 28. There will be seven total forums: two for faculty, two for staff, two for the outside committee (down one from the originally slated three), but only one for students. When asked why there was not...

No error in GenEd headline

Cassie Stone

October 11, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

I make mistakes. I’ll be the first to admit that. And when I do, I take every step I can to clarify, fix and correct them. But I will not admit a mistake I didn’t make. I appreciate Kent Johnson’s letter, which appears on page two of this issue, and that he cared enough to address the issue...

The Rise of Edupunk

Christopher McGee & Aaron Sprinkles

September 21, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

In keeping with last week’s theme of educational infrastructure, I want to cover some recent paradigms in the world of pedagogy, particularly the “Edupunk” movement. So what is ‘Edupunk’? Stephen Downes, a researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, offers ”… something lik...

That thing we do

Karli Wood

September 7, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

As the semester settles for most NKU students, things are still gearing up at The Northerner. We receive a lot of questions and comments about what we choose to cover and why, our general thought processes and our ethical decisions. After a unanimous vote during our annual Fall Orientation, we deci...

Staff Editorial: Faculty changes to Student Media raise suspicions

Staff Editorial

June 9, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

Remember back to the days in gym class when teams were picked? And there was no way of knowing if you would eventually be picked or would be left out to watch from the bleachers. Well, here at The Northerner, we feel like we were left in the bleachers. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been wat...

I know you won’t miss me

Jesse Call

April 27, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

I’m sure a lot of you NKU administrators are glad to see me go. Throughout the years, I’ve read your e-mails, questioned your motives, spelled your names wrong and created a lot of paperwork for you. Everything except spelling your names wrong, however, has really resulted from a campus-wide epi...

Now a ‘why not’ person

Shawn Buckenmeyer

April 27, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

As the time on the clock runs down, the end of the semester grows near. Throughout my time with Northern Kentucky University I have gained a wealth of experiences. The greatest reward has been meeting and talking with the students of Northern Kentucky University about their passions, projects and activities...

Taking responsibility: Plan to streamline student advising would allow students freedom (Editorial)

Sean Dressman

April 27, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

I’m probably not like a lot other students, in that I’ve been on this campus a long time. Because of various reasons, I’ve been in and out of college regularly since 2001. Throughout that time, I’ve dealt with the advisers on campus. In the April 13 edition of The Northerner, I read how the...

False positives: Forcing faculty evaluations skews results (Editorial)

Zachary Rogers

April 12, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

The Northern Kentucky University Office of the Registrar has sent out a notification that they will withhold student grades, transcript requests and degree audits by two weeks if a student does not complete an online course evaluation or select an option to “opt out.” The practice of students eva...

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