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Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKUs sixth president.

President Vaidya’s contract gets renewed through 2026

Madison Plank, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Thursday afternoon NKU’s Board of Regents unanimously passed a motion to renew the contract of President Ashish Vaidya.  The meeting started at 12:30 p.m. and went into executive session for around...

NKU Fall Convocation screen, black and gold with spots all around

NKU gains a sense of normalcy at the Fall 2021 Convocation

Madison Plank, Managing Editor August 17, 2021

The 2021 Fall Convocation had a room filled with people masked up and Norsed up.  Rounds of applauses and laughter could be heard in the Student Union ballroom on Monday afternoon where the first campus-wide...

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

Students will also be provided with $250 bookstore vouchers
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 22, 2021

In a campus-wide email on Thursday, Northern Kentucky University announced $3 million in Equity Initiatives by using federal coronavirus relief funds to prioritize students impacted the most by the pandemic.  The...

Spring commencement update: indoor ceremony, limited guests allowed

Spring commencement update: indoor ceremony, limited guests allowed

Rachel Smith, News Editor March 25, 2021

The spring commencement ceremonies will now be held at the BB&T Arena with limited guests, administrators announced today in a campus-wide email.  The original decision was to host the five graduations...

Board of Regents convened virtually to address COVID-19 updates, mental health and more.

Board of Regents: COVID-19 updates, new provost speaks, new mental health resource

Kyle Wade, Reporter March 11, 2021

With newly appointed Provost Matt Cecil in attendance, NKU’s Board of Regents convened for their second virtual meeting of the Spring 2021 semester on Founder’s Day. The meeting opened with a message...

President Ashish Vaidya visited SGA this afternoon to discuss campus updates.

What you missed at SGA: president’s campus updates, resolution on vaccinations for out-of-state faculty and students

Rachel Smith, News Editor March 1, 2021

At today’s SGA meeting, President Ashish Vaidya delivered important campus updates, the executive board gave updates on their work this month and a resolution regarding vaccinations for out-of-state...

The Board of Regents convened virtually in compliance with COVID-19 safety recommendations.

Board of Regents discuss bond issuance, honor Dr. James Votruba

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 20, 2021

In its first meeting of the 2021 spring semester, the Board of Regents honored President Emeritus James Votruba, provided health and educational updates and approved of a bond sale resolution.  KERS...

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

NKU plans to offer free COVID-19 vaccine on campus

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 11, 2021

NKU will offer the COVID-19 vaccination on campus for faculty, staff and students at no charge, according to a recent news release by the administration. Vaccine distribution to certain campus community...

President Ashish Vaidya gave his recommendations to the Board of Regents

Board adopts president’s recommendation for a soft freeze, lump-sum pension plan

Noelle Horn, News Editor December 2, 2020

In their special meeting this afternoon, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to adopt President Ashish Vaidya’s recommendation for NKU to adopt a soft freeze lump-sum pension plan. The plan would...

Associate professor of Business Informatics died over the weekend

Associate professor of Business Informatics died over the weekend

Rachel Smith, News Editor November 30, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya announced that Dr. Toru Sakaguchi, associate professor of Business Informatics, died over the weekend while he had been visiting his ailing brother in Japan. “Toru...

A fall view of Loch Norse.

Faculty senate: Title IX, pension, student disengagement

Noelle Horn, News Editor October 26, 2020

At the faculty senate’s October meeting, a presentation was given by the Office of Title IX on updated regulations, President Ashish Vaidya gave a brief update on the pension and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands...

Dr. Eddie Howard will begin January 1, 2021.

NKU announced new Vice President of Student Affairs

Rachel Smith, News Editor October 21, 2020

Dr. Eddie J. Howard, Jr. has been selected as NKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, according to the administration in a news release. Howard assumes the role on Jan. 1, 2021 and will provide direct...

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