The Northerner

Housing announces changes for 2020-21 academic year

The main thoroughfare students that live in Boothe Residential Village take to class.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 10, 2020

Housing announced updates on dining, shuttle service, cleaning, room assignments and other changes due to COVID-19. Changes to Dining Norse Commons cafeteria will be the only residential dining open for the academic year. Callahan/East Village Bistro will not be open during this year. Tentative ...

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...

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...

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.

NKU requires facial coverings on campus for summer

Facial coverings are now required to be worn on campus over the summer.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 14, 2020

Everyone must wear a facial covering on NKU’s campus throughout the summer, according to NKU officials in a campus-wide email. The requirement is in compliance with Governor Andy Beshear’s “Healthy At Work” directive and could be extended into the fall semester. The order applies to all community members, ...

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...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands: Leading a campus through COVID-19

The COVID-19 response task force meets virtually everyday at noon.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

“Does anyone else have something to bring up? Any questions?” NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands asks in an empty room. On her computer screen, twenty-five pairs of eyes blink back at her. She always ends the daily Zoom meeting like this, giving a final chance for any member of the COVID-19 Preparedness Te...

VIDEO: 2020 Orientation, how COVID-19 changed it

VIDEO: 2020 Orientation, how COVID-19 changed it

Abby Behrens, Video Editor

May 8, 2020

Like many organizations and events on campus, Orientation Leaders and the way Orientation is being held was drastically changed in light of COVID-19. Three 2020 OLs share what's changed and how they feel because of those changes.

VIDEO: How are we staying focused during quarantine?

VIDEO: How are we staying focused during quarantine?

Abby Behrens, Video Editor

April 15, 2020

Between distractions at home and a lack of motivation, staying focused can be a hard task while trying to get work done. Northerner Editors let us know what they've been doing while working from home.

Vaidya announces equipment donation to local hospitals

St. Elizabeth picking up the ventilators.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced that the University and the College of Health and Human Services donated all of the college’s Personal Protective Equipment and ventilators to two local hospitals in an email on April 8. Christ Hospital Health Network received three ventilators and St. Elizabeth Healthcare received two ventilators along with N95 masks and Nitrile gloves.

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