The Northerner

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It is in these challenging times that NKU must serve as a beacon of hope and set an example through...

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

Elizabeth Cates, Reporter

February 4, 2020

On Monday, 11 new senate candidates were presented for appointment. Each candidate was given the floor to introduce themselves. After sharing their name, major, year and reasons for wanting to join SGA, the candidates were also given the opportunity to share any ideas that they want to implement upo...

‘You have a place here:’ NKUnity centers on self-segregation in Norse Nation

Nick Jackson hugs an attendee at NKUnity in the Student Union.

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter and Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 2, 2018

The second NKUnity event focused on self-segregation, or the tendency of students to close themselves off to those of different racial and cultural backgrounds.

Shedding light on race and relations in America

Mackenzie Manley, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2016

Lecture facilitates conversation of race in America  An associate professor of history at Northern Kentucky University said in a Six at Six lecture that a majority of Americans believe race relations in the United States are poor. In 2015, 56 percent of white Americans and 68 percent of African Americans be...

Morgan Bell: Young Activist

Morgan Bell in her office space.

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 6, 2015

Walking through the Student Union before finals week last semester, you’d find several people lying on the floor. Students and faculty were participating in a die-in protest to bring light to certain social issues such as Eric Garner and the Ferguson cases. Among the crowd, one student stood and shout...

Athletic department plans to diversify

The chart above show the levels of employment by the NKU Department of Athletics. All information for the chart was collected from their website.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

November 22, 2014

Over half of the employees listed on the NKU Athletics website are white males, which has remained a common trend at universities across the country. According to the Race and Gender Report Card from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, in 2012 only 18.6 percent of men’s head basketbal...

“Orange is the New Black” star opens up about life as a transgender actress to sold-out NKU audience

Members of LGBGTQ and Bonnie Meyers gather together to capture a photo with Laverne Cox at the meet-and-greet event after the lecture.

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

An hour before the event doors open, students fill the first floor of the Student Union.  Lines snake their way across the tile floor and out the doors almost stretching the distance to Griffin Hall. The students chatter and laugh, anxiously awaiting to find their seat in the Student Union Ballroom to...

LGBTQ director calls for students to be “allies”

Brittany Smart, Reporter

October 3, 2014

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement’s Democracy Square Live open forum event hosted by LGBTQ director Bonnie Meyer Tuesday afternoon in the Student Union revolved around many topics including sexual assault, racial discrimination and LGBTQ issues. She began the discussion by informing the circl...

Gender-inclusive restroom resolution passes

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2014

After a week’s postponement, SGA voted 19-7 to pass a resolution requesting the installation of gender-inclusive restrooms in every academic building and high-trafficked building on campus. Following a lengthy discussion at last Monday’s meeting, Student Rights Secretary Elizabeth Ruwe and Senat...

‘Gender inclusive’ restrooms resolution put on hold

Tori Lentz and Richard Cracchiolo

September 26, 2014

A new SGA resolution that would attempt to add more unisex bathrooms on campus was postponed until next week after an 18 to 11 vote. The resolution, proposed by SGA Student Rights Secretary Elizabeth Ruwe and Senator Ellie Kremer, would try to gain unisex or “gender inclusive” restrooms in high-t...

Strategic plan numbers paint a bright picture

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns speaks about the coming year during his Fall 2014 Convocation. The NKU Fall 2014 Convocation was held in Greaves Hall on NKU campus on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

August 20, 2014

President Mearns and the other members of NKU’s Fuel the Flame campaign released tangible numbers stating target goals as well as how far the university has come towards reaching those goals and where it stands now. Topics included projected numbers for six-year graduation rates, an anticipated dro...

African-American students feel lost in the crowd

Members of the Black United Students organization at NKU pose on campus. Some members of this organization have recently voiced their concerns with the treatment of African-Americans within the university.

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2013

Shirby Ferguson describes the demographics of the NKU community as “like peppered grits.” Ferguson, a junior public relations major and president of the Black United Students organization at NKU, says the university has made progress in the number of African-American students on campus, but the...

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