The Northerner

Was it safe to return to campus? Faculty and health experts weigh in

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 23, 2020

Several universities have opened for the Fall 2020 semester, leading many to express health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While even the near future is shadowed in uncertainty, members of Northern Kentucky University attempt to shed light on campus safety during a global pandemic. Why ...

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2020

NKU has assembled a team to ensure campus preparedness if the Coronavirus impacts the region, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Ashish Vaidya. The team is led by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands and consists of “representatives from student affairs, international programs, health and safety, ac...

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2020

NKU officials sent out a campus-wide email to remind students about health-safety precautions in wake of recent national news about the Coronavirus, according to a recent press release by the university. “Please know that at this time, there are no confirmed or reported cases of [2019 Novel Cor...

SGA hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2019

Student Government Association hosted its first town hall of the year Monday, Sept. 30. The town hall was in collaboration with Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW) with the topic being “a talk on mental health.” The town hall began with an introduction by Brynn Cahal, chair of SGA’s ...

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

Amy Clark is Health, Counseling and Student Wellness' new Director of Counseling.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably throughout the story.  Amy Clark realized the importance of therapy as a teenager. Her mother, a clinical social worker, was an advocate for going to therapy and being open about mental health.   Clark said she faced ob...

Graduate interns earn experience in counseling

Chantelle Thompson and Brittany Combs are student counseling interns at Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.

Elena Ferguson, Writer

September 17, 2019

Amy Clark, NKU’s new director of counseling, is pushing for NKU’s Health, Counseling and Student Wellness office (HCSW) to have more visibility on campus and increased collaboration with students.

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

“I think a lot of black people see that when they go to therapy they want to talk and then someone’s jotting down notes like, ‘This is an excuse why you can't get this done.'

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans receiving mental health care who need it, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this issue may be large...

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