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Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

Vaidya: spring commencement canceled

Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

March 20, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email today that spring commencement will be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.  All 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December commencement to celebrate “all that they have accomplished—despite the unique challenges this year ...

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Farewell: Notes from the senior editors

Northerner Staff

April 26, 2018

We admit: We're more than a little sad to let our seniors go. From reporting on the fly (sometimes skipping class to do so, shh...) to working long hours and late nights in the newsroom, our graduates will be missed. Here are their goodbyes. Ugh, do you have to go? ...

Record number of students to graduate this spring

Record number of students to graduate this spring

Tori Lentz, News Editor

May 4, 2015

NKU will graduate one of its largest classes in the institution’s history when 1,780 students receive degrees at three commencement ceremonies May 9.“We continue to go up a little bit. We have a couple hundred more [students graduating] than last May,” Kathy Stewart, director of special events,...

Student debt impacts NKU alumni

Kassidy Stricklett, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

Whether he was doing homework, participating in fraternity events, running or working, Robert Hamm used to be your typical student here at NKU. But that all changed in May. In May of 2014, Hamm shipped out to Missouri for basic training in the National Guard. Part of his reasoning behind joining was becau...

NKU graduation numbers are climbing higher each year

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

The number of students eligible to graduate at this spring’s commencement ceremony on May 10 is slightly larger than the previous fall semester and last spring, according to Krista Wiseman-Moore, Manager of Special Events and Stewardship. “In the last few years it’s been going up a little bit, just...

Seniors: Turn your tassels to the left

Emily, Hodges

April 25, 2013

Over the course of three ceremonies on May 11, approximately 1,600 students will graduate from NKU. Roughly 60 percent will participate in the commencement ceremony at The Bank of Kentucky Center. Two different graduation ceremonies will take place where roughly 1,400 students will graduate. There will...

Post-grad plans uncertain for many students

Kyle Sebree, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012

The dust has settled from the first month of campus activities and students seem to be easing into college life with high spirits at Northern Kentucky University. Greek life is in full swing, Norse Force is fanning the flames of team loyalty and students have filled classrooms to begin their studies....

Early grads not hurting the university

Early grads not hurting the university

Georgina Alamilla, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012

Northern Kentucky University does not lose money when students graduate early. NKU currently has 15,738 students who generate approximately $98 million in student tuition and scholarship fees per year. “Even though students who graduate early are no longer paying tuition, the university no longer...

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