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During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes at NKU were moved to an online or hybrid format.

Online and hybrid classes are becoming more prevalent. How is NKU responding?

Lilly Boden, Reporter March 22, 2022

COVID impacts the way teachers and professors, at all levels, teach their class. Especially during the peak of the pandemic, everything that was in person was then moved to strictly online or hybrid. According...

Inside of the Health Innovation Center on NKUs campus.

NKU makes masking optional on campus beginning March 8, with select exceptions

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor March 3, 2022

President Ashish Vaidya announced in an email Thursday morning that masking will be optional at Northern Kentucky University beginning March 8, with a few exceptions. According to the email, masking...

VIDEO: What COVID precautions could look like for spring semester

Emma Webster and Grace Rath December 16, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to show up around Northern Kentucky University and in the area, students and faculty are beginning to wonder what COVID-19 precautions may be in place for the spring semester,...

VIDEO: Working through the pandemic

As the pandemic continues to dramatically alter the lives of NKU students and others around the community, The Northerner spoke with students, as well as the Associate Director of Career Services, Amanda...

New NKU Provost Matt Cecil poses for a photo.

New Provost Matt Cecil, COVID-19 restrictions and visions for a post-pandemic campus

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor September 3, 2021

This story was previously published in The Northerner's print newspaper on Sep. 1. Dr. Matt Cecil was selected as the new Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on July 1 following...

Outside the Student Union during fall.

NKU announces new indoor masking requirement for those vaccinated and unvaccinated

Madison Plank, Managing Editor August 3, 2021

An email from the office of the provost sent out on Tuesday morning details Northern Kentucky University’s new indoor mask mandate, stating that masks will be required indoors on campus for those vaccinated...

NKU ends mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

NKU ends mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

Madison Plank, Managing Editor May 18, 2021

Starting today, fully vaccinated individuals on NKU’s campus are no longer required to wear a mask or social distance, according to a campus-wide email sent out by President Ashish Vaidya late this morning.  The...

Image of the Pfizer vaccine provided by Rose Tempel.

NKU to host vaccine clinic on Thursday, doses of the Pfizer vaccine available

Madison Plank, News Editor April 19, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Vault at BB&T Arena, according to a campus-wide email sent today. Pfizer vaccines will be available...

How has the pandemic affected healthy eating and wellness?

Autumn A. Howard, Reporter April 14, 2021

Lyndsay Barto, a registered dietician for Realize Wellbeing, occasionally helps Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) Director of University Wellness, Kim Baker with assisting faculty and staff on...

Students reflect on how the pandemic has impacted their religion

Students reflect on how the pandemic has impacted their religion

Peyton Duncan, Contributor March 29, 2021

Quarantine has been in effect for a year now. A year full of moments, all heart-breaking and scary and sometimes even beautiful. For some, this year has also encouraged a moment of religious reflection....

Book cover that says How to Respond in a Pandemic

VIEWPOINTS: “The pandemic wasn’t going to stop me”

Austin Patello, Contributor March 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: Submissions are edited for clarity and length. 130 students read Dr. Joan Ferrante’s “How to Respond in a Pandemic” as part of a Health Innovation grant. Dr. Ferrante shared the...

NKU announces BB&T as mass vaccination site

NKU announces BB&T as mass vaccination site

Madison Plank, News Editor March 9, 2021

Interim Provost Dr. Ande Durojaiye announced today in a campus-wide email that the Pfizer vaccine will be distributed at BB&T Arena on campus for eligible individuals on March 20 and 21 from 8 a.m....

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