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Governor Beshear grants $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights

Governor Beshear grants $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights

Madison Plank, Managing Editor June 29, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear granted a $1 million award to the city of Highland Heights on Monday to help open the Highland Heights Opportunity House.  The Opportunity House is a new initiative and partnership...

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...

NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

NKU goes ‘back to the future’ for Fall 2021: in person learning, campus housing

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor March 16, 2021

President Ashish Vaidya announces campus will be headed “back to the future” for the Fall 2021 semester. The fall semester, beginning Monday, August 23, will include in-person learning, residence...

corona feature

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

An update on pension and COVID-19 update also discussed
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...

corona feature

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

Spouse not tested for COVID-19, wasn’t deemed high risk by NKY Health Department
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...

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

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

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...

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

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Renovations needed for multiple buildings on campus were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting
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...

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.

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

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...

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

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

Darrin Horn is the sixth men's basketball head coach in NKU history.
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.
Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKU's sixth president.

Five questions with the 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...

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

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

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...

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.

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

What we know amid speculation that John Brannen is on the way out
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.
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