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Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Matt Bevin speaks at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

Free speech: Kentucky bill aims to broaden protest laws

Signs hung on wall outside the Student Union on April 12.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

Freedom of speech is a pillar of American democracy, and because of it, every American has the right to openly express themselves—that doesn’t mean everyone has the right to express themselves wherever they want. House Bill 254, a Kentucky bill focused on supporting students' right to free speech on public college campus...

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...

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.

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

Gov. Matt Bevin gave his State of the Commonwealth and budget address in Frankfort on Tuesday night.

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.

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

Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget address will be broadcast live on KET at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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.

St. Amand: More state cuts add to funding disparity

A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.

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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