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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...

Spring classes delayed by one week in response to increase of positive COVID cases

Spring classes delayed by one week in response to increase of positive COVID cases

Madison Plank, Managing Editor January 4, 2022

NKU President Ashish Vaidya announced Tuesday morning in an email that the start of spring classes are now delayed a week, making the new start date Tuesday, Jan. 18 following Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Much...

VIDEO: Hiring at NKU Dining during the pandemic

Emma Webster and Grace Rath November 18, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a problem around the country, as well as inflation that continues to become a factor, NKU dining has found it much more difficult to recruit workers since many students...

A picture of two people at the HCSW in UC 440.

Faculty senate passes resolution while petition calls for vaccine mandate

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...

Students eating and talking to one another in the Student Union at tables spread out.

‘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...

A sign that, in black text, says NKU. Clouds are in the sky.

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...

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