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Goodwin and Derks named SGA president, VP

Pictured left to right, Lauren Goodwin, president, and Mia Derks, vice president.

Northerner Staff

April 2, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were announced as the 2020-21 SGA President and Vice President on April 2 with 379 votes. 996 votes came in during the two-day election. Their opponents, Jessica Archer and Jacob Wilson and Katie Estes and Zach Ditchl received 367 and 277 votes respectively. Emily Miller...

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Debate 2020: SGA candidates on SB1 & diversity, dating violence, more

Natalie Hamren, Kane Mitten, and Billy Keeney

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, The Northerner hosted the annual Student Government Association Presidential Debate. This was the first time the debate was held online.

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

SGA reschedules presidential election amid coronavirus concerns

Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 14, 2020

Through an executive order, student body President Jarett Lopez has postponed the 2020-21 SGA presidential election, originally scheduled for March 25 and 26, to April 1 and 2. The extension allows the presidential candidates to “adequately prepare for the unprecedented event of holding an election w...

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

Keara McClellan, Jason Houston, and Caleb Hodges

December 9, 2019

Earlier this semester The Northerner decided to check in with NKU's Student Government Association to see how things were going. Now, as the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, we wanted to see what members of SGA thought were their greatest accomplishments and what can still be improved upon.

VIDEO: What’s Happening in SGA

VIDEO: What's Happening in SGA

Caleb Hodges, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association is constantly active in trying to improve NKU. Reporter Caleb Hodges explores the different responsibilities within the organization, and how the members attempt to approach each of them.

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

President Vaidya attended the Oct. 21 meeting. Vaidya said, “I do believe that great ideas can come from anywhere, as long as they keep the students front and center.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya addressed the concerns of students and shared updates in regards to NKU’s strategic framework, enrollment and how NKU can best serve the region.  Student success is priority Success by Design, a strategic framework that prioritizes students’ success, is a response to co...

A conversation with SGA 2019 President, VP

SGA President Jarett Lopez and Vice President Shelby Sanford Norse Up.

Josh Goad, News Editor

August 21, 2019

Jarett Lopez, senior political science major, and Shelby Sanford, senior public relations major, were elected SGA president and vice president for the 2019-2020 school year in March. They received 366 of the 814 votes by campaigning on what they believed were tangible goals, like nixing the “A-”...

SGA 2019: Lopez and Sanford elected student body president, VP

Jarett Lopez and Shelby Sanford will be Student Government Association president and vice president for 2019-2020.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

Lopez and Sanford took 45 percent of 814 student votes for SGA president.

Debate 2019: SGA candidates on diversity, funding cuts and more

SGA Presidential candidates discuss their platforms at the debate.

Sam Rosenstiel and Natalie Hamren

March 21, 2019

Watch the full SGA 2019 Debate hosted by The Northerner on Candidates for NKU student body president and vice president stumped for their campaigns Wednesday night at The Northerner’s annual Student Government Association Debate. In front of student constituents, three tickets d...

What you missed at SGA Mar. 18

Associate Dean of Steely Library Lois Schultz speaks to SGA about the budget concerns of Steely.

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019

Senator Jontay Brown presented the second reading of his resolution asking the university to “provide preemptive, adequate and effective health counseling services to minority students.”

What you missed at SGA Mar. 4

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2019

SGA talks Chick-fil-A Andy Meeks, director of business operations and auxiliary services, sat in on Monday’s SGA meeting to help facilitate an open dialogue about coming food vendor options. According to Meeks, NKU’s food and beverage services have gone up for bid and in an unusual turn of event...

SGA Election ‘19: Third presidential candidate announces run

Photo from Miller and Anderson for SGA

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

SGA Student Rights Committee Chair Janiah Miller announced her bid for student body president on Instagram with running mate Lexi Anderson, president of NKU’s Panhellenic Council.

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