The Northerner

Killian Baarlaer has served as both arts and life editor and news editor while at The Northerner.

Senior Farewell: Killian Baarlaer

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor May 8, 2024

It’s hard to distill all that I’ve gleaned from my time at The Northerner into a short column. I could rattle off pages worth of identity-shaping takeaways. But if my time at The Northerner has given...

Nunn Hall, home of Chase College of Law, is currently being renovated.

Proposal would move Chase College of Law, UK Medical School to Covington

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor March 28, 2024

The Kentucky Senate released a draft of the 2024-2026 biennial budget that would include $150 million to build a new facility in Covington for Chase College of Law and the NKU Campus of UK’s College...

A rendering created by Flad Architects and Omni Architects for the renovated Science Center. (Provided)

Plans for Science Center expansion discussed at Board of Regents Meeting Monday

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor March 12, 2024

At today’s Board of Regents meeting, the board heard a report explaining the scope and rationale for a project that will expand and upgrade the Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Science Center.   The...

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VIEWPOINTS: Student Press Freedom Day matters. Here’s why.

Braden White, Emily Sisk, and Killian Baarlaer February 22, 2024

As artificial intelligence grows and technology advances, and as newsrooms across the country experience shrinking staff and layoffs, Student Press Freedom Day has never been so important. The Northerner...

Dr. Diana McGill sits in the provosts office in the Lucas Administrative Center.

She never expected to be provost. But she’s here and ready to work.

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 16, 2024

When Dr. Diana McGill was approached by President Cady Short-Thompson and learned she was a top prospect to become Northern Kentucky University’s next provost, the feelings that followed mirrored...

Part of Landrum Academic Centers fifth floor flooded after a sprinkler valve broke.

UPDATE: Landrum Academic Center fifth floor flooded after sprinkler leak

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 6, 2024

Part of Landrum Academic Center's fifth floor experienced flooding on Tuesday because of a sprinkler valve that broke while being worked on, said Corey Best, NKU’s director of public relations, in...

Member of the Black Alumni Council who were in attendance gather for a photo.

PHOTOS: Stylish sneakers and formal fashion meet at Black Alumni Council’s SneakerBall

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 3, 2024

A crowd of alumni, students and other community members gathered in the Campus Rec Center for the Black Alumni Council (BAC) SneakerBall Friday night, but these visitors weren’t dressed for a workout.  Guests...

A student organization is beginning an effort to speak out against proposed state laws that would hobble college DEI programs.

Friends of Dorothy discusses implications of anti-diversity, equity and inclusion bills

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor January 25, 2024

Friends of Dorothy (FoD) met today about new bills in the Kentucky General Assembly after calling on all queer-identifying students to attend. The student organization is an advocacy and support group...

From left to right: Nancy Campbell, Laura Sullivan, Lois Schultz , Mary Chesnut, Lois Hamill.

Farewell from the ‘ladies of the library’

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor December 12, 2023

Sitting in a Steely Library classroom before five soon-to-be-retired librarians who have been cleverly dubbed the “ladies of the library” to honor their concerted exodus, the meeting felt more...

Northern Kentucky University’s Master’s of Public History program is working with the city of Newport and professional state archeologists to excavate the Newport Barracks site.

Archeological project underway at historic Newport Barracks site

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor December 5, 2023

Years of research by Northern Kentucky University’s Master’s of Public History program are coalescing into an archeological effort to dig up artifacts at General James Taylor Park where the Newport...

The stop at NKU was Harlows third show out of six on the tour.

VIEWPOINT: Jack Harlow conquers Northern Kentucky

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor November 27, 2023

Jack Harlow is claiming the entire state of Kentucky as his home on his “No Place Like Home Tour.” Harlow played before a packed crowd at Truist Arena Sunday night. He hails from Louisville...

Brad McCombs and his students working on “Levi’s Learning Area.”

Play area helps transform vacant house into vibrant forest

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor November 19, 2023

When Brad McCombs and his students gathered in the historic Holloway House in Cincinnati on a gloomy afternoon, the forest-inspired play area they were building was beginning to truly feel like its...

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