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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


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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


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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 ...

Budget cuts dependent on Senate decision

Budget cuts dependent on Senate decision

Zachary Rogers, Staff writer

March 21, 2012


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The proposed 6.4 percent budget cut that could affect all of Northern Kentucky University’s state funds recently passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Although unofficial until the Senate passes the proposal, the cut would halt NKU’s plan for a new Campus Recreation Center, as well as...

Votruba lauded amidst budget cut talks

Claire Higgins, News editor

January 18, 2012


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The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents is working toward making some changes in the university’s future, including a possible budget cut and efforts to honor the president in his final semester. The board announced Jan. 10 that in the upcoming fiscal year, the university will see budget...

Major building changes in store for NKU academic divisions

Staff Report

January 19, 2011


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A lack of adequate state funding to build an independent College of Business building will result in a major move of departments throughout the campus of Northern Kentucky University to make room for the expanding program, according to University President James Votruba. The Haile/US Bank College of ...

Do you deserve a refund?: NKU could owe you money due to unauthorized credit card fees

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


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As if tuition and fees were not high enough, many students wishing to pay tuition and fees to Northern Kentucky University must pay even more through a $15 convenience fee for the use of credit or debit cards for each transaction. However, one major credit company says that such a fee is unauthorized...

New roads coming to campus

John Minor

November 17, 2010


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Two road projects that directly affect NKU will start in the near future. Both roads will change the look of the campus. Next spring the State Transportation Cabinet project is expected to start a road project around NKU’s campus. The project includes repairing and realigning Johns Hill Road. The new Joh...

Housing experiment coming

Jesse Call

November 3, 2010


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The housing problems that plagued Northern Kentucky University for the first few weeks of the Fall 2010 semester may repeat next fall. University officials will experiment to see if it was a fluke or a trend, Director of University Housing Pete Trentacoste reported to the Student Government Association (SG...

Committee work

Jesse Call

September 29, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association got down to business Sept. 9, working to increase productivity and create legislation that will impact the everyday student. Committee meetings lasted longer than the meeting itself as ideas about controversial topics including the campus...

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