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NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 17, 2020

NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to support student success during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.  The release said NKU’s fund focuses on supporting student needs during this time, whether they are personal or educational based. The University looks to raise money...

NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative for strep and flu at a clinic. The spouse was then referred to contact the Northern Kentucky Hea...

Five questions with the sixth president

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKU's sixth president.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Goad

April 1, 2019

He's traveled the world, taught at universities around the country and now that he's arrived at NKU, do you truly know Dr. Ashish Vaidya? The Northerner: Throughout all your travels, what’s been your favorite food? Dr. Ashish Vaiyda: "We are foodies, my family; we are food snobs ... we have extremel...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

“My wife jokes with me that I have no roots because I grew up in different parts of India,” Vaidya said. “My father was in government services, so I was in the north, the south, the east and west, and everywhere—if you know a little bit about India you would know that it’s very different.”

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2019

Growing up, President Ashish Vaidya’s father was a successful engineer for the Indian government, and back in those days it was assumed that to be a success you were either an engineer or a medical doctor. What was Vaidya’s childhood dream? Not medicine or engineering, his sights were set on the...

Vaidya: After troubling events, NKU ‘no place for hate’

NKU's sixth president Dr. Ashish Vaidya addresses students, staff and alumni at Fall Convocation, Aug. 13, 2018.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018

NKU president Dr. Ashish Vaidya called for a unified campus in light of recent violence around the country.

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Dr. Ashish Vaidya, NKU's sixth president, addressed students and administrators in SU ballroom on Thursday.

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-In-Chief, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017

NKU’s Board of Regents named Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya as the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday.

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Former NKU President Geoffrey Mearns.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2017

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement during a 1:30 p.m. assembly at Sursa Hall. According to a press release from Northern Kentuck...

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