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BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2017

On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’ allegedly “disengaged” attitude towards the victim in NKU’s 2013 “Jane Doe” case. Shelby Leveritt...

St. Amand to lead NKU while Mearns replacement found

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017

As expected, the NKU Board of Regents voted to approve Gerry St. Amand as interim president of the university upon the departure of current President Geoffrey Mearns. Wednesday’s vote, which was unanimous, means St. Amand will assume the office of president after spring commencement on May 7. That is ...

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

NKU President Mearns awarding two middle school girls a trip around campus and Cincinnati during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

The Northerner Staff

January 24, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure. Mearns was hired at Ball State University to serve as their 17th president, an announcement made at the Muncie, Indiana campus at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mearns notified the Board of Regents tha...

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Former NKU President Geoffrey Mearns.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2017

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement during a 1:30 p.m. assembly at Sursa Hall. According to a press release from Northern Kentuck...

Mearns asks NKU community to join him in Cincinnati Pride Parade

NKU moved to 4.5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index, up from a three star rating when the Office of LGBTQ Programs and Service was first instated in 2013.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-chief

June 20, 2016

A week after the shooting that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, President Geoffrey Mearns expressed condolences to the victims of the tragedy in an email sent to the campus community Monday. He expressed that he condemns all acts of violence, particularly those directed at people “based o...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

Staff

January 22, 2016

This story was updated on Jan. 22 at 7:08 p.m.According to a Friday report from The Northern Kentucky Tribune, an NKU student, under the name of Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit against the university on Wednesday, Jan. 20, accusing officials of mishandling her sexual assault case in a campus dorm. The article...

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 2, 2015

President Geoffrey Mearns sent an e-mail to the Northern Kentucky University community Wednesday, nearly a week after a female student had a gun in Steely Library. The email said that the NKU police department has released additional documents regarding the incident in response to open records re...

10 things you missed at the Fall Convocation

NKU President Mearns speaking during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2015

Kicking the year off in typical fashion, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed an auditorium of students, faculty and staff early Friday morning.  Mearns centered his speech around the continuing growth of the university, both academically and physically with the recent construction of the Re...

Geographic reasons behind move to Horizon League

President Mearns announced Monday that NKU Athletics will move to the Horizon League. The move becomes effective July 1.

Carrie Crotzer, Tori Lentz, and Abby Anstead

May 11, 2015

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to add NKU to the Horizon League conference effective July 1.NKU Athletics will make the move for the 2015-16 season to cut down on travel time for student athletes, give fans more chances to see the Norse and cut costs for the future.President Geoffrey Mearns ...

Early Childhood Center faces uncertain future

Audrey Wilson works with some of the students at the Early Childhood Center.

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

April 3, 2015

Changes could soon be coming to the university’s Early Childhood Center. The on-campus educational daycare, which serves 52 children per day, is under the spotlight of a task force, created by NKU President Geoffrey Mearns, as a part of implementing a next step in the school’s strategic plan. ...

Convocation speech kicks off spring semester

NKU President Mearns speaking during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Richard Cracchiolo, Copy Editor

January 9, 2015

NKU began the spring 2015 semester with its usual tradition: a convocation speech. The speech was delivered by President Geoffrey Mearns and detailed NKU’s accomplishments in the past year as well as plans to market the university’s brand and cast off its “hidden gem” status. “At the end o...

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