The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Faculty Senate voted to amend some of the language in the statement on engagement at their May 5 meeting.

Faculty Senate engages Board of Regents on transparency, responsibility

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor May 7, 2023

The Faculty Senate voted to amend a statement on engagement with the Board of Regents on May 5, their last meeting of the semester. The senate originally discussed the possibility of a no-confidence...

Pyramid chart of NKU faculty hierarchy

Faculty cuts in the School of the Arts

Ashlee Cobble and Emily Sisk May 2, 2023

Following NKU's budget deficit, multiple departments across campus are feeling the consequences. One of the first issues that the School of the Arts is seeing is faculty cuts. The week following spring...

The Department of World Languages and Literature atrium on the fourth floor of the MEP building.

NKU cuts only German lecturer

Mildred Nguyen and Braden White April 6, 2023

Starting in the fall, the German language program at Northern Kentucky University will lose its only faculty member. While the program will remain at NKU, uncertainty abounds as to what it will look like...

The Board of Regents met this Wednesday, March 15 in the Student Union ballroom.

Shrinking faculty, finances of parking, dining, Truist Arena discussed at board meeting

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor March 16, 2023

The Board of Regents saw updates on Northern Kentucky University’s Reposition Plan, its effects on faculty and the budget, and the status of auxiliary services at their meeting this week. NKU has...

NKU YSDA met with John Farrar in the University Center Feb. 8 on the budget situation and NKUs hiring practices.

“Their support for us has plummeted”: Faculty Senate president speaks on budget, hiring practices

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor February 18, 2023

Faculty Senate President John Farrar spoke with the Young Democratic Socialists of America’s (YDSA) NKU chapter at a Feb. 8 meeting about hidden factors behind the budget deficit. Farrar theorized...

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk October 31, 2022

Northern Kentucky University announced an unexpected budget deficit of $18.7 million as well as a plan for combating it at a budget and strategic update meeting on Oct. 6. Following the meeting, top university...

Connie Seiter and her family as contestants on “Family Feud.”

NKU staff member shares her experience as a contestant on ‘Family Feud’

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor February 24, 2022

Connie Seiter, assistant to the vice provost, recently appeared as a contestant on Steve Harvey’s “Family Feud” that aired on Feb. 15. Seiter’s interest in the show began when she would host...

Featured artist, Candice van Loveren Geis work entitled Presenting As.

Full and part-time faculty exhibition sheds light on the work of instructors and issues that extend beyond NKU

Andrea Turner, Reporter February 13, 2022

Throughout the school year, the work of SOTA students are highlighted in the Main and Third Floor galleries to broadcast their work to the public. The spring semester allows for a change of pace in...

A picture of two people at the HCSW in UC 440.

Faculty senate passes resolution while petition calls for vaccine mandate

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor September 24, 2021

The faculty senate recently passed a resolution in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students, faculty and staff at Northern Kentucky University. Meanwhile, an unrelated petition by a faculty...

CARES, enrollment, vaccine discussed at faculty senate

CARES, enrollment, vaccine discussed at faculty senate

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor January 25, 2021

The second faculty senate meeting of the semester covered enrollment, CARES funding, budget improvements, updates on the vaccine, pay cuts and an idea of what the administration hopes Fall 2021 looks like. Presidential...

NKUs Fine Arts Building

Faculty senate has first meeting of semester

Noelle Horn, News Editor August 31, 2020

This afternoon, the faculty senate had its first meeting of the semester in which new documents by the provost, faculty confusion regarding positive COVID-19 students and the university’s accreditation...

Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor March 29, 2018
Is tenure in trouble? A late addition to the Kentucky state budget would allow universities to fire tenured faculty when cutting programs.
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