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Budget cuts lead to layoffs

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

September 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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