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Housing, commencement, worker pay decisions discussed at Board of Regents

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Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates at NKU, such as university housing, pension developments and faculty and student employment were discussed today at today’s digital Board of Regents meeting. COVID-19 Updates “The campus will remain open, albeit partially, and will continue with the essential university operati...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

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

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2020

NKU’s Board of Regents (BoR) had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 15. BoR discussed curriculum changes, Woodcrest Apartments closure and updates on NKU’s accreditation. NKU placed under warning by state accreditation  NKU has been placed under warning for the failure of two components by ...

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Andra' R. Ward, vice chair and NKU President Ashish Vaidya.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2019

Renovations needed to multiple buildings on campus Mary Paula Schuh, director of planning, design and construction, and Mike Hales, interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer, spoke about recommendations for the capital budget—the allocated budget for main...

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

President Vaidya attended the Oct. 21 meeting. Vaidya said, “I do believe that great ideas can come from anywhere, as long as they keep the students front and center.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya addressed the concerns of students and shared updates in regards to NKU’s strategic framework, enrollment and how NKU can best serve the region.  Student success is priority Success by Design, a strategic framework that prioritizes students’ success, is a response to co...

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) and Ken Bothof (right)stand alongside newly introduced Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

It’s official! The new men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn stepped foot into his new home of BB&T Arena Thursday afternoon. The press conference opened with remarks from President Ashish Vaidya and NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof—welcoming Horn and his family to the NKU community.

Five questions with the sixth president

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKU's sixth president.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Goad

April 1, 2019

He's traveled the world, taught at universities around the country and now that he's arrived at NKU, do you truly know Dr. Ashish Vaidya? The Northerner: Throughout all your travels, what’s been your favorite food? Dr. Ashish Vaiyda: "We are foodies, my family; we are food snobs ... we have extremel...

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKU's sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

March 30, 2019

Family, friends, colleagues and students welcomed in the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Ashish Vaidya on Friday during his official installation. Vaidya assumed the role as president on July 1, 2018, but was formally recognized during the installation. Vaidya thanked everyon...

Fact check: Is NKU MBB Coach Brannen leaving for Alabama?

Men's Basketball Head Coach John Brannen holds up the net following the final game of the Horizon League Tournament. The Norse defeated Wright State 77-66.

Sierra Newton and Kane Mitten

March 25, 2019

Why are we even asking this question?  With being the second winningest coach in NKU history and taking two trips to the NCAA tournament as well as an NIT debut in the first three years of Division I eligibility, these types of talks come about.

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

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

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative session draws to a close, two new bills are aimed at solving the pension quandary. One...

Local CEO to head Business College as interim dean

Johnna Reeder Klemeyer will start as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business in January 2019.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2018

Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, the founding CEO of Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, has been brought on as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.

What’s with the whiteboards? NKU looks for feedback

Whiteboard Wednesday encourages students to share answers to a weekly question.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

So far, President Ashish Vaidya said his core team has had over 1,700 face-to-face interactions with students, staff, faculty and community members through over 70 different “Talkshop” sessions.

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