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Campus survey suggests NKU needs more equity within students, faculty, staff

Darryl Peal, Nicole Dillard, Caroline Macke and Bonita Brown discussed results of the campus climate survey
NKU’s campus conversation on the campus climate survey shared results on the survey and what they mean for inclusivity on campus
October 29, 2020

This afternoon NKU hosted a campus conversation on the campus climate survey with around 100 people in attendance. The panelists included Nicole Dillard, assistant professor of organizational leadership...

‘Be brave’: NKU student wants diversity, representation on campus, SGA

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU logo. She's wearing a white shirt and black pants.
October 27, 2020

Kaitlin Minniefield, sophomore biological sciences major, recently joined the Student Government Association (SGA) to amplify and advocate for the Black community on campus.  The SGA senator said she...

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.
September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry...

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.
Chief Diversity Officer and Campus Police find a way to make the campus better
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...

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in

SGA discuss diversity, new senators sworn in
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,...

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

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

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...

Morgan Bell: Young Activist

Morgan Bell in her office space.
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...

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.
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...

“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.
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....

LGBTQ director calls for students to be “allies”

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...

Gender-inclusive restroom resolution passes

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...

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