The Northerner

Tears flow for Native American History Month at NKU

Derick Bischoff

November 24, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Tears flowed like a river at the First Nations Student Organization (FNSO) celebration of Native America. FNSO co-president Dayna Schambach couldn’t hold back tears as she addressed the crowd and thanked them for their suppport after an emotional slide show presentation. The slide show played a v...

Do you deserve a refund?: NKU could owe you money due to unauthorized credit card fees

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


Filed under News

As if tuition and fees were not high enough, many students wishing to pay tuition and fees to Northern Kentucky University must pay even more through a $15 convenience fee for the use of credit or debit cards for each transaction. However, one major credit company says that such a fee is unauthorized...

‘Unconscionable’ practices: Professor uses strong words to criticize response to suspicious mail

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

U.S. Postal Inspectors say they are not actively investigating the recent suspicious packages, one bearing the words “small pox,” sent to Northern Kentucky University’s anthropology department all while one professor has called the decisions not to notify campus or interview the people in the anthropology...

Victim says giving birth after rape was right decision

Tabitha Peyton

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Crime, News

Liz Carl, a senior at the University of Louisville, was raped at the age of 17. As a result, Carl became pregnant and decided to give birth to her child instead of choosing to end the pregnancy. Now, she is spreading her story to audiences like the one gathered at Northern Kentucky University on Nov....

Prove you’re a citizen! Immigration debate hits NKU

John Minor

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Anytime a law is made dealing with a controversial subject, discussion is going to continue to swarm for months after. “Everyone is for legal immigration,” said Thomas Wurtz, owner of a consulting business in Cincinnati and member of the Kenton County Tea Party movement. “We love when they com...

New roads coming to campus

John Minor

November 17, 2010


Filed under News

Two road projects that directly affect NKU will start in the near future. Both roads will change the look of the campus. Next spring the State Transportation Cabinet project is expected to start a road project around NKU’s campus. The project includes repairing and realigning Johns Hill Road. The new Joh...

Editor talks battlefield journalism

Matthew Brewer

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Veterans Day was an appropriate time for Northern Kentucky University’s Six@Six lecture series to host an evening with John Daniszewski. Daniszewski, the Associated Press’ senior managing editor for International News and Photos, spent a great deal of time behind enemy lines in his career as a journalist....

SGA is giving it up

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


Filed under News

The Student Government Association wants Northern Kentucky University students to know it exists. To accomplish this, it has decided to give away free blue books to students, complete with a stamp on front reminding students who gave it to them, and make them exclusively available in the SGA office. “We hop...

Changing India: Women helping women one image at a time

Shawn Buckenmeyer

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

A baby is born in a village in India. She is promised marriage. When she reaches a certain age, she is sent to live with the betrothed’s family as a servant in that household. At the marrying age, she is then married to the family’s son. When the husband dies, many wives are thrown out of the house...

World culture converges on NKU

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, News

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a filmmaker, and representatives from the American Red Cross will converge on the campus of Northern Kentucky University to join in a celebration featuring authentic international cuisine, music, art and martial arts. Important international issues will also be addressed...

SGA talks campus safety

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Feeling a sense of a safety on campus is a project that two university groups — the Student Government Association (SGA) and University Police — are working on this semester. The new police chief, Jason Willis, introduced himself to members during the SGA meeting’s open session and provided...

Students disregard warnings

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under News

Students were sitting in class, eating their lunch in the Student Union or studying in the library at Northern Kentucky University when suddenly the piercing sound of sirens interrupted their day and put them on alert. A tornado warning was in effect for campus and students were instructed to move...

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