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NKU Board of Regents passes balanced budget, two-percent tuition increase

Emily Sisk, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2024

Northern Kentucky University’s budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year was approved at the Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday. The budget is “structurally balanced,” according to a press release...

The Board of Regents listened to a budget plans presentation at their meeting on Sept. 13

“A philosophical question:” Board of Regents debates role of athletics in expense cuts

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

A presentation on plans to further reduce Northern Kentucky University’s budget deficit detoured into a debate on the role and meaning of athletics within the university’s financial framework. Following...

NKU to raise tuition by 3% for upcoming school year

NKU to raise tuition by 3% for upcoming school year

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor June 15, 2023

Northern Kentucky University will raise tuition by 3% for the 2023-2024 academic year, among other fee increases unanimously approved at this month’s Board of Regents meeting. The base tuition for...

What you missed at SGA: Presidents visit and passing resolutions

What you missed at SGA: President’s visit and passing resolutions

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor April 12, 2023

President Bonita Brown made a brief appearance at the Student Government Association meeting this week to answer questions about the university’s future. “I understand there are some rumors that...

The Board of Regents met this Wednesday, March 15 in the Student Union ballroom.

Shrinking faculty, finances of parking, dining, Truist Arena discussed at board meeting

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor March 16, 2023

The Board of Regents saw updates on Northern Kentucky University’s Reposition Plan, its effects on faculty and the budget, and the status of auxiliary services at their meeting this week. NKU has...

NKU YSDA met with John Farrar in the University Center Feb. 8 on the budget situation and NKUs hiring practices.

“Their support for us has plummeted”: Faculty Senate president speaks on budget, hiring practices

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor February 18, 2023

Faculty Senate President John Farrar spoke with the Young Democratic Socialists of America’s (YDSA) NKU chapter at a Feb. 8 meeting about hidden factors behind the budget deficit. Farrar theorized...

Provost Matt Cecil, CFO Jeremy Alltop and Dr. Eddie Howard were among the administrators present at the student listening session.

Student listening session answers questions on repositioning, outsourcing health services

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor February 9, 2023

In an open student listening session held Feb. 8 in the Student Union, university administrators answered questions regarding the ongoing repositioning plan and a decision to outsource health services...

Water damage in University Suites called for the closure of all four floors of the building’s north wing throughout the spring semester.

Housing struck by water damage over frigid winter break

Emily Sisk, News Editor January 8, 2023

Some students living on campus received a rattling Christmas-day email from housing stating their residence hall had experienced flooding from burst water pipes. On the days leading up to Dec. 25,...

Students walk across the Northern Kentucky University campus plaza.

‘Who are we?’ NKU Faculty Senate releases statements urging transparency, inclusion amid transitions

Emily Sisk, News Editor December 5, 2022

NKU should decline the authorization of charter schools, consider faculty principles in its budget Repositioning Plan and conduct an open presidential search, according to statements released by NKU’s...

Everything you need to know about NKUs budget deficit so far

Everything you need to know about NKU’s budget deficit so far

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor November 21, 2022

Northern Kentucky University announced an unexpected $18.7 million budget shortfall and the Reposition Plan to combat it at a budget and strategic meeting held Oct. 6. The news has rippled across the campus...

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk October 31, 2022

Northern Kentucky University announced an unexpected budget deficit of $18.7 million as well as a plan for combating it at a budget and strategic update meeting on Oct. 6. Following the meeting, top university...

President Ashish Vaidya spoke at the Spring Forum on April 27.

President’s Spring Forum: Semester highlights, budget, enrollment and challenges for fall

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 28, 2022

At the Spring Forum held April 27 in the Student Union ballroom, President Ashish Vaidya discussed highlights of the Spring 2022 semester, addressed budget and enrollment, and offered a look toward the...

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