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

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

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...

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

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

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...

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

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

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...

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

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

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...

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Mearns at NKU, A look back

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2017

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.

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

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....

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

Budget to cause tuition increases

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...

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.

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

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...

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

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

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...

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