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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...

The Board of Regents met over Zoom on Jan. 19 to discuss research and department presentations, budget, recent events and staff changes.

Board of Regents: Research presentations, budget and recognizing retiring staff

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor January 20, 2022

The Board of Regents convened over Zoom for the first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, Jan. 19. In two sessions, the board discussed presentations by faculty, staff and students, as well as budget, events...

Empty seats inside BB&T Arena.

How NKU Athletics has been hit by the pandemic financially

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread across the United States and the rest of the world last year, the NCAA experienced a $600 million drop in revenue from 2019, due in large part to the cancellation...

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Noelle Horn, News Editor September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry...

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court...

President Ashish Vaidya addresses students, faculty and staff at a spring forum event on April 18, 2019.

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya hosted a spring forum Thursday, April 18, to a crowd of staff, faculty and students alike. Vaidya talked briefly about enrollment, the 2020 fiscal year budget and upcoming university...

The Board of Regents unanimously approved a 3 percent tuition increase and an operating budget that eliminates over 60 positions at a special meeting May 17, 2018.

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2018
Undergraduate tuition is set to rise by $280 per year this fall as three university divisions are cut by $5.8 million to cover low enrollment and rising costs.
Gerard St. Amand, center, at a Board of Regents meeting Sept. 6. A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKUs pension contribution rate for one year.

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor May 2, 2018
A bill to freeze NKU’s pension payment, which was set to soar to $31 million, passed April 26, interim president Gerard St. Amand told regents Wednesday.

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 12, 2018
Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.
State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 10, 2018
The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.
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