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Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

The NKU Board of Regents announced a 4 percent tuition increase. Dining, housing and parking fee raises were also approved.

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 28, 2017

The NKU Board of Regents announced Wednesday there will be tuition increases as well as as increased prices in housing, parking and dining. With the increasing fees incoming changes to scholarships and financial aid was detailed as well. The Board of Regents also reported on employee raises as well...

Hundreds of fans join men’s basketball team for Selection Sunday

Norse fans cheers as they learn the Norse will play UK in the NCAA Tournament. Around 800 people showed up for the selection show party

Nicole Browning, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2017

Nearly 800 Northern Kentucky fans packed the Student Union Ballroom Sunday to join the men’s basketball team to celebrate the Horizon League championship and to discover who the Norse would play this week in the NCAA tournament. According to Bryan McEldowney, assistant athletic director for comm...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

The Norse anxiously watch the selection show as they wait for their name to be called.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns during Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting.

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor

February 14, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

NKU President Mearns awarding two middle school girls a trip around campus and Cincinnati during during his 2015 Spring Convocation. President Mearns spoke about the past year and the upcoming year in the Student Union Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

The Northerner Staff

January 24, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure. Mearns was hired at Ball State University to serve as their 17th president, an announcement made at the Muncie, Indiana campus at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mearns notified the Board of Regents tha...

Budget to cause tuition increases

This slide from President Geoffrey Mearns' presentation shows how much tuition would increase at different percentage rates.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Mike Hales, chief financial officer, presents a variety of budget scenarios to faculty and staff on March 3. The final budget changes won't be approved until mid-April.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2016

NKU held the first of two open forums Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom for faculty and staff to address concerns of the state budget, funding throughout the university and recruitment and retention rates. The forum discussed several options for how the university will move forward with the overa...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

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