The Northerner

President announces furlough, salary reductions for new fiscal year

The second floor of the Student Union shortly after the pandemic was declared.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 30, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced financial plans for Fiscal year 21 (FY21) which include furloughs, salary reductions and a hiring freeze in a letter sent to the NKU community on Monday. The President said the university is likely to face an $8 million deficit in the university’s budget. To prepare...

Coronavirus, race discussed at faculty panel

The bike share rack outside Starbucks.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 26, 2020

In a panel led by Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Darryl Peal, NKU faculty and administration talked about coronavirus, racism and future steps for improvement. Coronavirus related issues The panel opened with a discussion on how coronavirus has shaped how the Northern Kentucky econom...

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Campus Rec to reopen August 3

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

The Campus Recreation Center announced yesterday plans to reopen on Aug. 3. The Rec Center has been closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 concerns. In a campus-wide email, the Rec Center announced it will update all guests and staff about its new policies and procedures following the “Kentucky...

Answering all your Fall 2020 questions

NKU logo.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2020

Will all of my classes be in-person? That depends. According to NKU, there will be a variety of classes held fully in-person, fully online, hybrid (online and in-person) and online courses with scheduled meeting times. How will I know what type of class I’ll be in? On July 1, the university’s reg...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

Mac’s in Cold Spring reopens: social distancing, sanitation

Mac's Pizza Pub in Cold Spring reopened Friday, May 22 to eager guests.

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor

May 23, 2020

Harvey Germain, owner of Mac’s Pizza Pub in Cold Spring, said the first day of reopening for dine-in, May 22, was a beautiful day as guests visited to hang out and have a good time sitting outside of the establishment. While doors were still closed to the public, Germain and staff took advantag...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

How COVID-19 affected NKU

NKU has fully transitioned to an online university amid coronavirus concerns.

Northerner Staff

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 has completely stopped the world. Schools now operate online. Grocery stores are no longer open 24/7. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn in public—even just for exercise. Coronavirus has changed lives. Coronavirus will always be a significant moment in history. Coronavirus has...

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

Latex gloves. Lysol-scented office space. Lonely patrols.  While COVID-19 has initiated a wave of work-from-home orders, some positions still require boots on the ground. For university police officers, maintaining the safety of NKU’s campus cannot be completed from the safety of their homes. ...

How Grace Gillum strengthened her mental health during quarantine

Junior secondary education major Grace Gillum has been improving her coping skills in quarantine.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

The idea of walking into a coffee shop, smelling fresh coffee and sitting down to drink it is the thought that motivates junior secondary education major Grace Gillum through quarantine.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put Gillum in a situation where she can’t fully control what’s going on. Because...

“Giving 110 percent:” How the SHEP program transitioned online

NKU's SHEP program links intellectually disabled students with peer mentors.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 8, 2020

Program Director Emily Hellman was curious about how the students in the SHEP program would receive the change to an online semester. Due to campus partially closing, the students have to transition to an online classroom and start Zooming with their professors and peer mentors.  SHEP (Supported H...

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