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Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

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 session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

Spring forum: Vaidya talks new plans, budget and enrollment

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 initiatives. “If there is anytime in higher education that is the worst time to do some...

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...

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

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.

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

‘NKU, what are we going to do?’: Students, professors, staff rally against state cuts, pension hikes

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 12, 2018

Roaring louder than the coursing winds outside the Student Union were chants of “fund our future” led by students, faculty and staff protesting state education cuts. Homemade signs with “I AM WORTH IT,” “LET’S NOT GO BACKWARD” and “SAVE HIGHER EDUCATION” written in black ink waved as speakers advocated for relief from cuts.

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

State cuts get funding band-aid, pension challenge grows urgent

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

April 10, 2018

The Kentucky legislature passed its final budget and a pension reform bill that leaves NKU in the black with more performance funding. But, it’s the unchanged pension cost administrators worry will send the university into the red.

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 29, 2018

Is tenure in trouble? A late addition to the Kentucky state budget would allow universities to fire tenured faculty when cutting programs.

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Budget cuts: 5 things to know about NKU’s situation

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 13, 2018

Based on cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, NKU could lose over $3 million in state appropriations, including all funds for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

UPDATED: Bevin recommends $3.9 million cut to NKU

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

January 16, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin proposed a 7.7 percent or $3.9 million funding cut for Northern Kentucky University in his state of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 16.

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