The Northerner

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

NKU national champs t-shirt created by Paula Hook, a member of Norse Nation.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.

President announces University Housing to close

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Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

On Wednesday, President Ashish Vaidya announced that University Housing will be closed, all Study Abroad programs will be canceled until the end of the summer and gave an update on the commencement and other campus operations. “As your President, I assure you that our decisions are being made with...

Provost provides resources for faculty amid online transition

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Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated faculty who are transitioning their courses to an online format in an announcement on NKU’s coronavirus preparedness website. Rowlands said this week she and the deans of the colleges will lead a webinar to answer any questions faculty have. Day one of the webinar ...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Coronavirus myths: what to do, how to stop it

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2020

In the age of social media, misinformation runs rampant—especially in the time of a global pandemic. With so many people posting inaccuracies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with talks of misconceptions and “cures,” it’s important to stay informed. Here are some popular myths about the coronavirus, and...

Campus Rec: classes, intramural sports canceled

The Campus Recreation Center.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center will stay open despite in-person classes being moved online—with the exception of Friday, March 20—according to an email sent to Rec Center members. All programs, such as fitness classes and intramural sports, have been canceled. The bouldering wall will also be closed. ...

All student organizations to cancel remaining semester events

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2020

All student organizations on campus have been asked to cancel all remaining events for the semester—whether on- or off-campus—according to an email from Sarah Aikman, director of the Student Union and University Center.

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 12, 2020

Following President Ashish Vaidya’s announcement yesterday that NKU will move to alternative delivery for instruction, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands informed faculty and staff in an email that workgroups are busy outlining the details of the transition. Seven-week accelerated online courses will begin as usual on Mar...

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