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Faculty senate: Title IX, pension, student disengagement

A fall view of Loch Norse.
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...

Immigration town hall gives community forum on national issue

From left to right, Felix Okpe, Victor Ponce, Sandra Oñate, Allison Herre, and W. Allen Cole served as panelists at the DACA town hall on Oct. 19.
October 20, 2017
SGA hosted a town hall meeting where students could voice concerns about DACA to a panel of experts and students in the SU ballroom on Thursday night.

BREAKING: NKU Police respond to student in possession of gun

August 27, 2015

Social media began buzzing Thursday morning after reports surfaced that a student had been taken into custody after being in possession of a gun on the third floor of Steely Library.NKU's official twitter...

Democracy Square Live creates discussion about sexual assault on college campuses

April 13, 2015

The event began with one question, “How many of you have experienced or know someone who has been a victim of sexual assault?” Out of the 13 people present in the room, 10 people raise their hands. The...

NKU backs up tobacco ban with programs for quitting

While banned since January, smoking on campus still occurs. NKU's policy is being strengthened through programs to help smokers quit.
October 23, 2014

The recent policy change in January has banned all tobacco products from campus. What many on campus seem to be unaware of is NKU has created programs to educate smokers and encourage quitting . Kim Baker,...

University attempts to address small desk issue

A professor works with a student in a Griffin hall classroom. The open desks and floor plan provides a more interactive classroom environment.
October 2, 2014

Student government works to ‘bridge the gap’ between a student-body concern and its administrative response   NKU administration and Student Government Association (SGA) have heard the...

All that glitters is not gold

Danielle Walker, Kappa Delta member, participates in bid day. The glitter use resulted in a hefty fine.
September 18, 2014

Last week the Kappa Delta sorority discovered that glitter is prohibited in the Student Union and is punishable via hefty fine after an incident on Bid Day. The Northerner decided to take a look at this...

NKU fights sexual assaults

Nose Violence Prevention handed out buttons on its campus-wide launch day. It has a Green Dot training session on Thursday, Sept. 18 to promote bystander intervention.
September 17, 2014

With new federal legislation being proposed in both the house and senate and while over 70 different universities across the country are under federal investigation, NKU is taking measures to make sure...

Democracy Square drives national issue to NKU

Ann James (center) discusses with students and staff the process the university takes when a student files a sexual assault claim.
September 5, 2014

Democracy Square Live’s first event of the semester had students discussing the heightened national attention of sexual assaults on college campuses as well as ways NKU is handling it here at home. The...

‘Fitting in’ isn’t an option for some students with diverse body types

Several NKU students struggle to fit comfortably in desks in Founder's Hall. Groups of students have shared their frustrating experiences with the small desks found in Landrum Academic Center and Founder's Hall with The Northerner.
September 1, 2014

As she sat down in a dark and outdated classroom to stuff resource bags for the homeless, she quickly realized something peculiar about her desk in the Landrum Academic Center. Small desks deliver...

Communication key in stressing class attendance to students through new policy

Communication key in stressing class attendance to students through new policy
August 17, 2014

“Show your face or lose your space” is the message administrators are trying their hardest to convey to students as NKU establishes a new non-attendance policy next week. According to university vice...

What will NKU’s new tobacco policy mean for violators and those trying to quit?

Tobacco-free marketing near one of many former smoking hot spots on campus. On January 1, 2014 Northern Kentucky University became a tobacco-free campus.
January 17, 2014

As students, faculty and staff made their way back to campus for the new semester, the tobacco-free policy has changed and continues to change the dynamics of daily routines for many of the campus’ tobacco...

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