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Faculty senate passes resolution while petition calls for vaccine mandate

The university is aware of the resolution, but no policy regarding a vaccine mandate has been implemented at this time
Mildred Nguyen, News Editor September 24, 2021

The faculty senate recently passed a resolution in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students, faculty and staff at Northern Kentucky University. Meanwhile, an unrelated petition by a faculty...

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‘The campus now has life’: Professors and student reflect on in-person classes

Madison Plank, Managing Editor September 12, 2021

How COVID-19 looked a year ago compared to how it looks now has changed a lot on Northern Kentucky University’s campus. Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Richard Durtsche said that he overcame...

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...

Empty seats inside BB&T Arena.

How NKU Athletics has been hit by the pandemic financially

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread across the United States and the rest of the world last year, the NCAA experienced a $600 million drop in revenue from 2019, due in large part to the cancellation...

“Thank you for practicing social distancing” sign in front of the Rec Center on campus in the grass.

‘Science is not political’: Faculty discuss COVID-19 cases and vaccines

Madison Plank, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU COVID-19 cases have been tracked for the last year or so and have, overall, been low compared to the rest of the surrounding Northern Kentucky counties. However, steps still need to be taken to overcome...

Students sitting on the steps inside the HIC.

‘I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel’: faculty discuss 2021 fall semester plans

Rachel Smith, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU is returning to mostly in-person classes in the fall, but campus community members are still planning to carry impactful experiences and lessons from the pandemic with them as they return to a new...

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How NKU is moving forward during COVID-19

Northerner Staff April 30, 2021

Over the last year, NKU has had to adapt to virtual operations. Classes, appointments, meetings and even commencement were all virtual. Students, staff and faculty learned to adapt to the online environment...

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...

NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor March 16, 2021

President Ashish Vaidya announces campus will be headed “back to the future” for the Fall 2021 semester. The fall semester, beginning Monday, August 23, will include in-person learning, residence...

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...

FAQ about the COVID-19 vaccine

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor January 18, 2021

The University will distribute vaccinations to the NKU community free of charge in the coming weeks. In order to shed some light on the vaccine and whether one should get it, below are some questions that...

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NKU sociology professor Joan Ferrante creates book about the pandemic

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  Northern Kentucky University sociology professor Dr. Joan Ferrante woke up one morning when the COVID-19 pandemic...

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