The Northerner

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Minority health counseling: Could university programs be more inclusive?

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

On March 18, Student Government Association senator Jontay Brown signed a resolution that asked that NKU’s counseling services better serve its minority students. With only one in three African Americans receiving mental health care who need it, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this issue may be large...

Students share their stories at Pride Week Open Mic

Students share their stories at Pride Week Open Mic

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 17, 2019

Students, friends and significant others gathered to hear NKU students share their stories at the 6th annual Open Mic Night in the Student Union multipurpose room, as part of the annual Pride Week.

GALLERY: Students show out for campus Pride March

GALLERY: Students show out for campus Pride March

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

NKU’s sixth Annual Pride March officially kicked off Pride Week this Monday.

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Rachel Smith, Reporter

April 15, 2019

The Callahan Bistro has made changes to their menus after multiple complaints from NKU students regarding the safety and quality of their food. Earlier this February, many resident assistants at Callahan Hall met with the Bistro dining manager to discuss concerns raised from residents. These concer...

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

‘We are people too’: NKU nationally ranked as Military Friendly school

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

April 11, 2019

NKU is once again ranked nationally for the ninth year in a row as a Military Friendly school. NKU received a bronze distinction meaning that they scored within 30% of the tenth best school in their category. NKU is also recognized for creating a supportive environment for veterans and a premier univ...

Free speech: Kentucky bill aims to broaden protest laws

Free speech: Kentucky bill aims to broaden protest laws

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

Freedom of speech is a pillar of American democracy, and because of it, every American has the right to openly express themselves—that doesn’t mean everyone has the right to express themselves wherever they want. House Bill 254, a Kentucky bill focused on supporting students' right to free speech on public college campus...

Toby Keith will headline BB&T Arena show

Toby Keith will headline BB&T Arena show

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 2, 2019

Billboard’s Country Artist of the Decade is stopping by BB&T Arena for his "That's Country Bro!" tour.

Five questions with the sixth president

Five questions with the 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...

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

March 30, 2019

Family, friends, colleagues and students welcomed in the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Ashish Vaidya on Friday during his official installation. Vaidya assumed the role as president on July 1, 2018, but was formally recognized during the installation. Vaidya thanked everyon...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

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...

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

It just got slightly more expensive to attend NKU. The Board of Regents approved several rate increases, including a 2.8 percent tuition hike, for various goods and services on campus during their March 20 meeting, on par with market changes. In a recommendation for the 2019-2020 academic year...

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative session draws to a close, two new bills are aimed at solving the pension quandary. One...

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