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President Ashish Vaidya gave his recommendations to the Board of Regents

Board adopts president’s recommendation for a soft freeze, lump-sum pension plan

Noelle Horn, News Editor December 2, 2020

In their special meeting this afternoon, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to adopt President Ashish Vaidya’s recommendation for NKU to adopt a soft freeze lump-sum pension plan. The plan would...

The Board of Regents had their November meeting this afternoon via Zoom

Board of Regents: members of staff congress discuss pension, presidential comments

Noelle Horn, News Editor November 11, 2020

In their November meeting, the Board of Regents heard from the staff congress pension committee, President Ashish Vaidya gave his presidential comments among other updates. Presentation by staff congress...

A fall view of Loch Norse.

Faculty senate: Title IX, pension, student disengagement

Noelle Horn, News Editor October 26, 2020

At the faculty senate’s October meeting, a presentation was given by the Office of Title IX on updated regulations, President Ashish Vaidya gave a brief update on the pension and Provost Sue Ott Rowlands...

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

What you missed at SGA: residence hall name suggestions, spring semester plans

Rachel Smith, News Editor September 21, 2020

SGA and faculty administrators discussed what spring semester will look like and how to submit name suggestions for the new residence hall at this afternoon’s meeting.  President Vaidya: pension,...

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

What went wrong and what's next?
Billy Keeney, News Editor January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court...

Governor Matt Bevin speaks at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Billy Keeney, News Editor July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special...

President Ashish Vaidya addresses students, faculty and staff at a spring forum event on April 18, 2019.

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya hosted a spring forum Thursday, April 18, to a crowd of staff, faculty and students alike. Vaidya talked briefly about enrollment, the 2020 fiscal year budget and upcoming university...

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

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...

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

Ryan Clifton, Reporter September 19, 2018
Protesters descended on Student Government Association’s Sept. 17 meeting to rally against the appointment of a justice accused of using derogatory language by a former SGA senator and former justice. Two state senators also spoke about university funding, and SGA passed a resolution for veterans.
NKU's sixth president Dr. Ashish Vaidya addresses students, staff and alumni at Fall Convocation, Aug. 13, 2018.

Convocation 2018: 3 takeaways from Vaidya’s first address as president

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor August 14, 2018
In his first address to NKU as its sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya highlighted the hope he has for NKU’s growth, innovation and insight into the strategies that could make his goals a reality.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved a 3 percent tuition increase and an operating budget that eliminates over 60 positions at a special meeting May 17, 2018.

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2018
Undergraduate tuition is set to rise by $280 per year this fall as three university divisions are cut by $5.8 million to cover low enrollment and rising costs.
Gerard St. Amand, center, at a Board of Regents meeting Sept. 6. A bill passed April 26 that freezes NKU's pension contribution rate for one year.

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor May 2, 2018
A bill to freeze NKU’s pension payment, which was set to soar to $31 million, passed April 26, interim president Gerard St. Amand told regents Wednesday.
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