The Northerner

Norse Commons to receive major changes next year

Norse Commons to receive major changes next year

Matt Hempfling, Staff writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students in university housing will see big changes next fall in Norse Commons, according to Robert Knarr, the university project manager handling the renovations of the facility. “The overall scope of the project is to convert and upgrade the existing kitchen and dining spaces to a more modern...

Temporary housing poses numerous challenges

Silvana Hill, Contributing writer

August 29, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Residents of Callahan Hall and future residents of the soon-to-be-completed Lakeside Terrace residence hall have found themselves a little too close for comfort in these first weeks of the fall semester. The renovation of Lakeside Terrace —formerly the Lakeside Place nursing home, purchased by the...

Housing shortage places students in Lakeside Terrace

Mac Payton, News editor

August 21, 2013


Filed under News

Approximately 130 students have been placed into temporary housing assignments, including 30 residents living in Lakeside Terrace, according to Director of University Housing Arnie Slaughter. Lakeside Terrace, the new building the university purchased last school year, is still in the process of being...

Summer is a time to prep for housing next year, housing said

Emily Hodges, Contributing writer

April 30, 2013


Filed under News

Each fall University Housing prepares to open at full capacity, over 1800 students, and new applications in the spring. Part of the reason may be student satisfaction with campus housing. Arnie Slaughter, director of university housing, said in 2003 when he was a hall director in Woodcrest Apartments that ...

Summer housing available, apply today for possible credit

Matt Hempfling, Contributing writer

April 15, 2013


Filed under News

Students that need to stay in the NKU area over the summer will be able to take advantage of NKU’s summer housing program and stay in Callahan Hall, and if they apply before April 16, could be eligible to win up to $250 in credit toward their housing costs. Some students may not know, but according t...

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Matt Hempfling, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Campus housing rates at NKU are set to increase four percent this fall, pending approval from the Board of Regents. According to the University Housing office, the rate increases are necessary to help recover from the rising costs of utilities, products, service agreements and other fees that may...

Campus vs. Off Campus Housing

Campus vs. Off Campus Housing

Danielle Roberts, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Before making the commitment to sign a lease for an apartment or pay to live on campus in the residential housing, Northern Kentucky University students should consider all the variables. Some important factors that can be considered are price, convenience to and from campus and the social opportunities...

Housing, dining costs on the rise

Housing, dining costs on the rise

Zachary Rogers, Staff writer

February 29, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students at Northern Kentucky University should expect an increase in price of on-campus services. NKU Campus Housing and Dining will be increasing the cost of housing and residential meal plans. Campus housing and dining, as well as parking services, are all reliant on self-sustaining in-house funding....

New housing plans making room for more connections

New housing plans making room for more connections

Zachary Rogers, Staff writer

February 22, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

To better accommodate incoming first year students, and in an attempt to promote participation in school events, Northern Kentucky University Housing will revamp the program known as “The Norse Experience.” The program will include apartment-style living accommodations for first year students,...

New residential living ideas proposed

New residential living ideas proposed

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 15, 2012


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University’s SGA recently proposed a new resolution that requests changes to the housing rules for upper division students, including gender blindness, alcohol allowance and customizable rooms. Student Rights Committee Chair Mike Adkins presented the request to the student senate...

Housing options leave out one group: gender-neutral

November 16, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

A recent trend in university housing should be more than just that. While affinity housing is something that NKU addresses through Greek housing, honors housing, international housing and more, gender neutral housing is something that hits a deeper level of necessity. For LGBTQ students and other...

SGA targets several new projects

Matt Brewer

February 9, 2011


Filed under News

Life around campus could soon be changing for students. The Student Government Association addressed a full agenda at their last meeting that, if passed, would change several things on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. SGA discussed providing midterm grades to all students instead of just...

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