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NKU announces new indoor masking requirement for those vaccinated and unvaccinated

The announcement came Tuesday morning from the office of the provost
Madison Plank, Managing Editor August 3, 2021

An email from the office of the provost sent out on Tuesday morning details Northern Kentucky University’s new indoor mask mandate, stating that masks will be required indoors on campus for those vaccinated...

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

NKU forgives $600,000 in student debt accumulated during pandemic among other $3M Equity Initiatives

Students will also be provided with $250 bookstore vouchers
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief July 22, 2021

In a campus-wide email on Thursday, Northern Kentucky University announced $3 million in Equity Initiatives by using federal coronavirus relief funds to prioritize students impacted the most by the pandemic.  The...

“Thank you for practicing social distancing” sign in front of the Rec Center on campus in the grass.

‘Science is not political’: Faculty discuss COVID-19 cases and vaccines

Madison Plank, News Editor May 2, 2021

NKU COVID-19 cases have been tracked for the last year or so and have, overall, been low compared to the rest of the surrounding Northern Kentucky counties. However, steps still need to be taken to overcome...

The exterior of the campus recreation center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

How NKU’s Spikeball club became a fun organization for NKU students

NKU students smashing at Spikeball
Elizabeth Glancy, Reporter March 21, 2021

In the Fall of 2019, some incoming Norse recognized that NKU needed a Spikeball club. A few months into their first semester at NKU, Drayden Rogers—former Spikeball President—and Alex Aaron—current...

Stock image of NKU Women's Soccer player with northerner logo and

NKU women’s soccer team picks up 2-0 shutout win over Cleveland State

Norse have now won three in a row
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team got goals from freshman midfielder Sofia Wilmes and sophomore midfielder Kayla Wypasek, and defeated the Cleveland State Vikings 2-0 on Wednesday at NKU Soccer...

Lauren Goodwin, left, and Mia Derks, right, stand next to each other and smile. They are wearing light pink shirts.

SGA president Lauren Goodwin reflects on her time in the organization

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. It took a concussion for Lauren Goodwin to realize she wanted to get involved in student government at Northern Kentucky...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

NKU athletics announces no fans at home games through at least December

NKU basketball will not allow spectators at BB&T Arena amid COVID-19
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

On Monday, Northern Kentucky University Athletics officially announced that there will be no spectators permitted at men’s and women’s home basketball games through at least Dec. 31, 2020.  The...

Trevon Faulkner (12) stares down Antoine Davis (0) during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Faulkner had 1 steal on the game.

Trevon Faulkner ready to lead NKU MBB as lone returning starter

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team will have a much different look to it than last season, and with all the upheaval, the door is open for a new leader to emerge both on and off the court, and...

Dr. Eddie Howard will begin January 1, 2021.

NKU announced new Vice President of Student Affairs

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...

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

NKU Esports remains undefeated in Rocket League

NKU Esports club wins both games on Tuesday night
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...

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...

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

GALLERY: What campus looks like during COVID-19

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.

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