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Interim President Gerard St. Amand, who served NKU for nearly 20 years as Chase dean and vice president of advancement,  steps down June 30, 2018.

The ‘semi-accidental’ leader: St. Amand bids NKU farewell

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2018
The central thread of St. Amand’s career has been what he calls “semi-accidental” leadership and service. Throughout his time in the military and in higher education, he always stepped up to fill a need, even when he least expected it.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved a 3 percent tuition increase and an operating budget that eliminates over 60 positions at a special meeting May 17, 2018.

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2018
Undergraduate tuition is set to rise by $280 per year this fall as three university divisions are cut by $5.8 million to cover low enrollment and rising costs.
State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor April 10, 2018
The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.
What you missed at SGA April 2

What you missed at SGA April 2

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter April 3, 2018
The Student Government Association passed resolutions on textbooks, sexual assault resources and Muslim prayer rooms and read three other resolutions on Monday. Here’s what you missed at SGA on 4/2.
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.
In this file photo, Audrey Wilson works with some of the students at the Early Childhood Center.

Early Childhood Center closing in June

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2018

In light of financial challenges, interim president Gerard St. Amand announced on Friday that the Early Childhood Center will close its doors by June 1, 2018, citing in a letter to the student body that...

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor March 13, 2018
Based on cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, NKU could lose over $3 million in state appropriations, including all funds for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.
File photo of Interim president Gerard St. Amand, who released a letter to the university regarding former Chase Law dean Jeffery Standen.

Interim president St. Amand addresses Standen’s departure

The letter was sent out to the university community on Feb. 27.
Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2018

In response to media coverage of former Chase Dean Jeffery Standen’s departure, Interim President Gerard St. Amand sent a letter to the campus community to clarify information regarding the case.  Standen...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 5

What you missed at SGA Feb. 5

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter February 6, 2018
SGA listened to NKU’s interim president explain the budget situation and read a resolution to form an academic excellence committee.
Gov. Matt Bevin gave his State of the Commonwealth and budget address in Frankfort on Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

Funding retirement system means cuts for school and math center, NKU still to pay $31 million for pensions
Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor January 16, 2018
Gov. Matt Bevin proposed a 7.7 percent or $3.9 million funding cut for Northern Kentucky University in his state of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 16.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address will be broadcast live on KET at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Cuts to come? Lawmakers, NKU wait for Bevin’s budget

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor January 12, 2018
State representatives and NKU officials believe $516,000 or more in state funding will be cut in Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address, which is scheduled for Jan. 16.
A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor January 11, 2018
Interim pres. Gerard St. Amand said NKU’s state appropriations will be cut by $516,000 at a Board of Regents meeting on Jan. 10.
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