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Budget to cause tuition increases

Budget to cause tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held the first of two open forums Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom for faculty and staff to address concerns of the state budget, funding throughout the university and recruitment and retention rates. The forum discussed several options for how the university will move forward with the overa...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

NKU to switch to incentive-based budget model

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under News

NKU President Geoffrey Means and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands unveiled plans at a forum to introduce an incentive-based budget of funding that will aim to reward departments and colleges on performance. The forum’s purpose was to help develop the university’s new model, according to Mearns. He added ...

Gap in state appropriations leaves NKU at a disadvantage

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

November 19, 2014


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NKU continues to fall behind several Kentucky universities in state appropriations, according to the 2014 Annual Financial Report presented at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.   State Appropriations NKU does not meet ideal state funding benchmarks according to both Moody’s Investors Se...

Budget cuts lead to layoffs

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

September 4, 2014


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Putting the plans it devised last spring to deal with its budget problems into action, NKU had to make some layoffs over the summer. According to President Geoffrey Mearns the university had to terminate between 40 and 45 staff positions this past June. However, of those positions, only 25 were occu...

Mearns addresses NKU budget

Mearns addresses NKU budget

Stephen Wilder and Richard Cracchiolo

April 30, 2014


Filed under News

Eliminated positions, budget cuts, increased tuition, money received for the future Health Innovations Center and progress being made on the state funding issues are just among a few topics NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced in his annual budget address presentation. Several hundred people filled...

Health Innovations Center to offer additional resources

Health Innovations Center to offer additional resources

Emily Hodges, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2014


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Nearly 250 well-qualified students are turned away because NKU doesn’t have space for them and 30 percent of applicants are denied admission as a result of NKU having a 28 percent loss of space per student compared to 10 years ago, according to Larry Blake, assistant vice president of Facilities M...

Financial woes to take toll on NKU students’ tuition

Financial woes to take toll on NKU students’ tuition

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

NKU is expected to see an approximate five percent increase in tuition if it receives no aid in its financial burdens. According to NKU’s President Geoffrey Mearns, the university needs an approximate $6 million, part of which is coming from Governor Beshear's 2.5 percent proposed operating budget cut ...

SGA releases Spring 2014 semester budget

SGA releases Spring 2014 semester budget

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

The university’s Student Government Association released the budget for this semester, which reveals the  plan to spend $8,400 of the total $10,620. According to SGA’s Secretary of Administration Justin Wynne the SGA budget comes from the university’s accounts. As outlined in the budget, Wynne s...

Mearns unveils 2013-14 budget, renovation plans

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 18, 2013


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Exactly a year after being announced as NKU’s fifth president on the same stage, President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the campus about the university’s budget on Wednesday in Greaves Concert Hall. “We are in a safe and stable financial position,” Mearns said, despite NKU not receiving what...

Mearns addresses campus community about next year’s budget

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 17, 2013


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Exactly a year after being named NKU’s fifth president on the same stage, President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the campus about the university’s budget on Wednesday in Greaves Hall. “We are in a safe and stable financial position,” Mearns said, despite NKU not receiving what he believes is its fair ...

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