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NKU announced new Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Eddie Howard will begin January 1, 2021.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Dr. Eddie J. Howard, Jr. has been selected as NKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, according to the administration in a news release. Howard assumes the role on Jan. 1, 2021 and will provide direct leadership over student-centered departments across campus. Prior to joining NKU, Howard served as Vice ...

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

NKU and McMurry prepare for the beginning of the Rocket League match between the two schools.

Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky University Varsity Esports team faced McMurry University and Wayland Baptist University in a game of Rocket League last night. The first match of the night began at 8 p.m. against McMurry University followed by a second match at 9:15 p.m. against Wayland Baptist University.  ...

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Alice Sparks, first woman to chair NKU’s Board of Regents and first female chair of a Kentucky public university, has recently died, administrators announced in a campus-wide email today.  “Her mark on NKU is extensive, and she truly helped shape our university into the institution we are toda...

GALLERY: What campus looks like during COVID-19

Parking lots across campus were at a moderate capacity on Tuesday.

Billy Keeney, Photo Editor

August 19, 2020

On Wednesday, students returned to campus for classes. See what campus looks like during the coronavirus pandemic, and what protocols NKU has implemented.

GALLERY: First day back on campus

Students in masks attending their first day of in-person classes.

Northerner Staff

August 17, 2020

NKU resumed classes Monday. While most students are taking classes online, there are still some students on campus taking courses. These are the changes made to campus for the 2020 semester.

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

NKU WBB adds Anthony Epps to coaching staff

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

July 19, 2020

The NKU Women’s basketball team has added former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Epps as an assistant coach, the team announced in a press release on Wednesday. In 2019-20, Epps was the head basketball coach for the boys’ basketball team at Campbellsville High School, guiding the Eagles to a 15-15 record last season. Prior to coaching the b...

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.

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