The Northerner

National tragedy hit home

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, National News, News

Almost every news source he flashed through kept repeating one word. “Dead.” News agencies reported that the inspirational provider of one of the most meaningful experiences in the life of a Northern Kentucky University student had been killed. Kevin Golden, an NKU student from Louisville, too...

Students of Concern: Who’s Really Sitting Next to You?

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

For five years, he was just another student who blended in on campus. From his appearance, there was really nothing to indicate he could present a danger. However, Jared Loughner slowly caught the eye of students, faculty and administrators as being a student of concern. A YouTube video created by ...

SGA doesn’t want to hear it

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

Some student leaders are done with being told they are going to hell. Emotions were stirred up when members of the Student Government Association were asked to address a proposed university policy aimed at ending the free reign of unsolicited speakers on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. The pol...

NKU encourages students to battle obesity

Danielle Wesley and Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

Balancing classwork, studying, family, work and the ever-important social time is one of the biggest challenges for any college student. Miraculously, students often still find themselves bored and needing refreshment. At Northern Kentucky University, there is a movement to get students to use thi...

Saving green before going green

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under News

Ready to share the morning routine with Northern Kentucky University? A new survey sent out to a selected group of faculty, staff and students is asking questions about one part of their morning routine: How do they get to campus? Data collected from the survey will be used to decide whether or not...

Laptops top list of classroom distractions

Roxanna Blevins

January 19, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Viewpoints

I encourage you to read The Northerner. I encourage you to read any news source, for that matter. I think that everyone who is able should read everything they possibly can, whether it’s fact, fiction, news or opinion. But if you are reading this in a classroom where a class is being taught, I reques...

Crosswalks compete with cars

John Minor

December 8, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

A meeting between campus administrators and the Residential Housing Association took place Dec. 6 night at Norse Commons. The meeting was held in regard to pedestrian safety between the Residential Village and the academic buildings. “I don’t know if you all know this, but the rumor is that if ...

SGA looking to a fresh start

Jesse Call

December 8, 2010


Filed under News

As the members of the Northern Kentucky University student government complete their semesters they leave many of their goals uncompleted and ready for a fresh start next semester. Updates were provided on two of those goals at its end-of-the-semester meeting on Dec. 6. Student Rights Committee mem...

Admission to NKU to become more rigorous

Jesse Call

December 8, 2010


Filed under News

In an effort to increase graduation rates at Northern Kentucky University, more admissions applicants with certain deficiencies on their records are going to be rejected under a new plan. A university outreach program designed for students needing remedial help before starting classes is also being abolished. In...

NKU employees to receive holiday bonus: Students to continue receiving an education

Jesse Call

December 8, 2010


Filed under News

Even as the barricades went up and the lights went out in parking lots in a penny-pinching effort by Northern Kentucky University over the Thanksgiving break, employees could joyfully put up their holiday lights because of an announced holiday pay bonus. In a Nov. 12 e-mail with the subject line rea...

A life remembered: NKU’s ‘cornerstone’ has died

December 1, 2010


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University students continue to mill about the campus as the end of the semester draws near and few realize that the end of an era has drawn around them. Dr. W. Frank Steely, the founding president of Northern Kentucky University died early the morning of Nov. 29 after battling illness. Steely was...

SGA looks at internal changes

Jesse Call

December 1, 2010


Filed under News

An issue brought before student representatives at Northern Kentucky University spawned intense debate, raised voices, back-and-forth conversations and compromises as the group tried to find consensus on the controversial topic. The issue? Reforming the organization’s constitution. The representatives...

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