The Northerner

Housing announces changes for 2020-21 academic year

The main thoroughfare students that live in Boothe Residential Village take to class.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 10, 2020

Housing announced updates on dining, shuttle service, cleaning, room assignments and other changes due to COVID-19. Changes to Dining Norse Commons cafeteria will be the only residential dining open for the academic year. Callahan/East Village Bistro will not be open during this year. Tentative ...

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Dr. Dannie Moore to leave NKU July 15

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced today in a campus-wide email that Dr. Dannie Moore, assistant vice president for student affairs, is joining Eastern Kentucky University as its Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. This new position is effective...

NKU named safest campus in Greater Cincinnati

NKU Steely library.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2020

NKU has been named the safest college campus in the Greater Cincinnati region by YourLocalSecurity.com—a website aimed at providing security tools and information. Nationally, NKU ranked 23 on the 2020 Safest College Campuses in America. The list totals the top 25 safest schools in the U.S.  “Many colleges offer a less-than-impressive safety section on their web...

Vaidya announced NKU fall 2020 plans: hybrid classes, social distancing

The walk path between Nunn Hall  and Founders Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

NKU will resume some in-person class meetings in fall 2020, President Ashish Vaidya announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. The fall semester will start on August 17, 2020, as scheduled. Fall convocations and new student convocation will be held virtually with dates to be announced. In-person ...

NKU receives backlash after inclusion statement

Griffin Hall at NKU.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 5, 2020

NKU released a statement Thursday about discrimination and freedom of speech after screenshots circulated social media allegedly showing an incoming freshman using the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatterMore as part of #WhiteOutWednesday, a hashtag made in opposition to #BlackOutTuesday to support the protestors.  ...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands: Leading a campus through COVID-19

The COVID-19 response task force meets virtually everyday at noon.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

“Does anyone else have something to bring up? Any questions?” NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands asks in an empty room. On her computer screen, twenty-five pairs of eyes blink back at her. She always ends the daily Zoom meeting like this, giving a final chance for any member of the COVID-19 Preparedness Te...

Coach Horn ranks top 5 on CBS Sports college basketball 2019 hires list

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is one among the roughly 60 college basketball coaches hired in the spring of 2019. Coach Horn was ranked fifth on CBS Sports Writer Matt Norlander’s list of the top 12 coaches who had strong debuts during the 2019-20 season. 

Virtual Commencement Celebration scheduled for May 9

Virtual Commencement Celebration scheduled for May 9

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 16, 2020

A “Virtual Commencement Celebration” is scheduled to take place on May 9 at 11:00 a.m. The celebration will recognize the hard work of May graduates at the end of finals week, according to an email from President Ashish Vaidya. Leading up to the celebration, NKU social media will highlight May graduates by sha...

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 13, 2020

Even though campus is closed, NKU’s Office of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is still finding ways to celebrate Pride Week digitally with a series of online events.  The director of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services and two student organization leaders shared their thoughts on an exclusively digital p...

Campus buildings to be used for COVID-19 first responders, quarantine

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Campus buildings will be used as a place for first responders to take a break from work, or quarantine themselves as their families stay “healthy at home” during the pandemic, according to an email from President Ashish Vaidya. The Honors House is being set up for first responders to take breaks...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
NKU