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Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court for being unconstitutional.   It wasn’t the beginning—nor end—of the fight for public pe...

To vote or not to vote: NKU students on election process

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

Chelsea Cahill, Contributor

November 6, 2019

Wearing the “I voted” sticker around campus carries a sense of pride for some. For others, they weren’t aware of the election. With the election in Kentucky taking place last night, how do NKU students view elections and do they think voting is worth it? Shannon McGuire, freshman social work major,...

Student’s perspectives on upcoming governor election

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: Taylor House uses ze/hir pronouns.  Taylor House, fifth-year music composition and statistics double major Voting: Andy Beshear   Taylor House is making the hour-long trip to hir hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to vote for Andy Beshear.  “He’s not Matt Bevin,” House sai...

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...

Health Innovation Center: Bevin, Vaidya cut ribbon at dedication

NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands, NKU President Ashish Vaidya, Governor Matt Bevin, NKU Board of Regents Chair Lee Scheben and NKU nursing student Cayla Destafani at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2018

The governor, state and NKU officials dedicated the Health Innovation Center on Wednesday.

Gov. does not call pension reform session, cites House scandal

Gov. Matt Bevin said he will not call a special session on pension reform before the end of the year. At an event in Erlanger on Oct. 25, Bevin said such a session

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

December 26, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin said he may not call a special session for state lawmakers to discuss pension reform, according to the AP.

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 28, 2017

NKU’s pension costs increased by more than $15 million within the last decade, but the benefits for 800 pensioned staff have not changed. Administrators say something must be done to bring the money back to campus.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

State budget to impact university funding

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2016

Newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came into office with a plan to make many changes around the Commonwealth, and on Jan. 26 the announcement of a change to funding for state universities sent many into shock.  The proposed budget, which cuts state spending overall by 9 percent, or nearly $6...

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