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NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

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.

How coronavirus affected Norse abroad

How coronavirus affected Norse abroad

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 22, 2020

The University announced on March 18 that all Education Abroad trips are canceled through the end of summer. Michelle Melish, assistant director in the office of education abroad, said emails were sent to the 16 students abroad asking them to come home. For Christina Fultz, senior Spanish and elementary...

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. To apply for reimbursement, the release gave the following instructions: ...

President announces University Housing to close

President announces University Housing to close

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...

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 14, 2020

Through an executive order, student body President Jarett Lopez has postponed the 2020-21 SGA presidential election, originally scheduled for March 25 and 26, to April 1 and 2. The extension allows the presidential candidates to “adequately prepare for the unprecedented event of holding an election w...

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

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

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...

Campus Rec: classes, intramural sports canceled

Campus Rec: classes, intramural sports canceled

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

All student organizations to cancel remaining semester events

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

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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...

Student research event moves online

Student research event moves online

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

NKU’s annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity will be moving to online presentations.  “Celebration” is an event held by the Institute for Student Research and Creative Activity where undergraduate and graduate students present research, artistic or creative projects. The event provi...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

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