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NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve the use of land currently occupied by Parking Lot F as a site for a new residence hall. A last-minute addition to the agenda, the issue was one of seven presidential recommendations that were passed in one vote by the board. According to backgroun...

Crowded lots and blocked-in spots: Students’ parking woes

Crowded lots and blocked-in spots: Students’ parking woes

Hannah Hagedorn, Contributor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Getting stuck in the parking lot may be every college student’s worst nightmare. But that is exactly what happened when junior Madelyn Neidhardt tried to leave campus the second day of class. The sports business major said someone parked directly behind her, blocking her in and making her late to work. “It ...

North Connector Road construction to begin next week

North Connector Road construction to begin next week

Mackenzie Manley and Nova Sinclare, Assistant News Editor and Contributor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

A state road project will result in increased traffic and parking times in the coming weeks, according to an NKU press release. All of Lot Y and parts of Lots A, G, K and L will be affected by the North Connector Road project beginning next week. Students, faculty and staff who typically park in those lots are advised to park i...

UPDATED: Parking pass problems continue, lot closes indefinitely

UPDATED: Parking pass problems continue, lot closes indefinitely

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

While new systems have been installed in the parking garages, faulty barcodes on parking passes have caused further complications. The masked barcodes will not properly scan, so permit holders must receive a new barcode- a sticker which will be placed on each parking pass. Andy Meeks, director...

UPDATE: Parking struggles continue into semester

Michaela Beechem

September 7, 2015


Filed under News

School has been in session for nearly a month and the parking garages remain open as the new system for the garages still has not been installed. “It is pretty frustrating,” Brittany Murphy, a fourth-year-student, said. “I’ve only been able to park in the garage once since the first week of class...

New parking pass temporarily ineffective for garages

New parking pass temporarily ineffective for garages

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 13, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

Finding a parking spot won’t be the only struggle next week as classes starting at NKU, getting in and out of the garages on campus could also pose a problem for many students, especially those without an old parking pass. NKU is in the process of installing new parking systems in all three parking gara...

SGA aims to extend grace period for parking tickets

SGA aims to extend grace period for parking tickets

Moe Daniels, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under News

The Student Government Association held the first reading of a resolution last week that aims to extend the grace period for not having a parking pass at NKU from two weeks to three weeks, primarily to help students who receive financial aid. The idea behind this resolution came after people complaine...

Off-campus residents struggle for parking

Off-campus residents struggle for parking

Brody Kenny, Contributor

September 26, 2014


Filed under News

NKU’s newest dorm Northern Terrace has created a major parking issue for the off-campus resident community. The addition of an access drive as well as a green space between the two buildings resulted in a reduction of 31 spaces, Larry Blake, assistant vice president of facilities management, said. Re...

SGA tries to extend parking grace period

Brody Kenny, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2014


Filed under News

The first week of classes, NKU Parking Services offered a grace period for students who haven’t purchased their parking passes to park without fear of being ticketed. SGA is considering a resolution that, if passed, would extend that grace period to help students waiting for financial aid checks to...

Horrors of the parking garage

Alyson Schoenung, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014


Filed under Viewpoints

Swipe after swipe after swipe, NKU faculty and students use their $200+ piece of green plastic to let themselves into NKU’s most sought after car hangout: the Kenton parking garage. Parking on this campus has always, and I’m assuming, will always be a major hot button issue for NKU and its communi...

New Campus Rec Center could bring parking woes to a head

New Campus Rec Center could bring parking woes to a head

Mac Payton, News Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Updated plans for the new Campus Recreation Center were released at the Student Government Association meeting Monday, Nov. 11. Matt Hackett, director of campus recreation, spoke to the organization, saying that the university is attempting to transform what he called “the world’s largest concrete...

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