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Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

What went wrong and what's next?
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...

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

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

Students share their thoughts on doing their civic duty
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...

The 2020 General Election is Nov. 3

Student’s perspectives on upcoming governor election

With the upcoming gubernatorial election, students share their viewpoints on the election and the candidates
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...

President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKUs sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

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...

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.

Health Innovation Center: Bevin, Vaidya cut ribbon at dedication

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor October 18, 2018
The governor, state and NKU officials dedicated the Health Innovation Center on Wednesday.
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 will be this year, it will be very, very soon.

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

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

NKU invests more in Kentucky pension system for same employee benefits while students, faculty and staff lose out
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.
Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Interim president says increasing payments for same benefits is hurting employees, university
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...

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