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NKU officials discuss potential mandatory commuter meal plan

In the case that Spring semester looks similar to this semester and the meal plan gets delayed again, Hales said that NKU would have to renegotiate its contract with Chartwells and see what the impact of the delay would be.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Earlier this month, NKU’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Hales sent out an email announcing that the mandatory commuter meal plan would be delayed until the Spring 2021 semester.  The plan was delayed due to it not aligning with NKU’s moving forward plan and attempts to “de-densify campus.” T...

Answering all your Fall 2020 questions

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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...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Food service in Callahan Bistro is changing.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

April 15, 2019

The Callahan Bistro has made changes to their menus after multiple complaints from NKU students regarding the safety and quality of their food. Earlier this February, many resident assistants at Callahan Hall met with the Bistro dining manager to discuss concerns raised from residents. These concer...

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

It just got slightly more expensive to attend NKU. The Board of Regents approved several rate increases, including a 2.8 percent tuition hike, for various goods and services on campus during their March 20 meeting, on par with market changes. In a recommendation for the 2019-2020 academic year...

Dining for your lifestyle: diets on campus

Busy schedules can make eating healthy in college a struggle.

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

February 28, 2019

NKU’s campus dining generally consists of burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, crisp salads, pizza and fresh baked desserts. Fast food options are no strangers to college campuses; they may even be considered an essential part of the college experience. “It’s easier and cheaper to make [fast f...

What’s open on Thanksgiving Day?

What’s open on Thanksgiving Day?

Northerner Staff

November 22, 2018

Sticking around campus for Thanksgiving? Or do you want to get a leg up on holiday shopping?

Parking, housing and dining rates increase

NKU Board of Regents voted to increase parking, housing and dining fees.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 14, 2018

NKU’s Board of Regents approved raising fees for parking passes, housing and meal plans at their Wednesday meeting. The new rates will go into effect next fall. Here’s a breakdown of the new fees.

What you missed at SGA Feb. 26

What you missed at SGA Feb. 26

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

February 27, 2018

The Student Government Association heard a presentation on proposed increases in housing, meal plans and parking rates at their Monday meeting.

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 26, 2015

Dining must be fit into the busy schedules of those who live in Callahan Hall. As the renovations of Callahan Bistro remain unfinished, students must travel to main campus in order to grab a meal. Renovations began last March, and were originally supposed to be finished by August 1.  Now, almost tw...

Food truck new lunch alternative for NKU

A new food truck sits in the center of The Plaza. NKU brought in the food truck to alleviate cluster in the Student Union during the first weeks of classes.

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

August 19, 2015

Students returning to NKU this week noticed something different about The Plaza, a mobile kitchen positioned in the center of it serving many their lunches. According to Patrick Hannan, the resident district manager of Chartwells, the food truck will be open from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday through Friday....

NKU’s healthy food policy unique among Kentucky universities

Freshmen Macy Hamblin and Morgan Shafer enjoy a meal at The Village Café in Norse Commons. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and Healthy U options are offered every day.

Peter Enzweiler, Contributer

February 6, 2015

During an average lunch period, 900 students, faculty and staff buy a meal at the food court in NKU’s Student Union.  That’s not to mention the 2,000 or more meals served in the residential dining halls every day.  These are just some of the people that benefit from NKU’s healthy food policy, th...

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