The Northerner

SGA talks Norse pride

Jesse Call

September 15, 2010

Creating community was a common theme at the latest meeting of the Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association as plans were shared to increase pride among NKU students and alumni and as an organization reached out for inclusion and representation in the student body. Preliminary...

OMG! What R U doing?

Brandon Barb

September 8, 2010

Text messaging. It has given us a reason to check our phones every five minutes. It has given life to such popular abbreviations like LOL, LMAO, WTF, IDK, JK and OMG. It has also led to frustration when the monthly bill arrives. Texting has given us a brand new way of communicating, but is it our generation’s...

Votruba talks goals with SGA

Jesse Call

September 1, 2010

Working together and finding common ground were the themes among university leaders that met with student leaders to discuss ways to improve student life during the Student Government Association meeting. University President James Votruba and his executive team met with the organization on Aug. 30. “I had...

Allegations abound

Vern Hockney

April 8, 2010

In the middle of Black History Month, two prolific African-American personnel were released from the Office of African American Student Affairs and have appealed the decision made by Northern Kentucky University administration. Northern Kentucky University terminated Blanche Pringle-Smith and Mic...

Not allowed to Smoke

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby

January 12, 2010

Are you a smoker used to grabbing a quick fix as you walk the scenic route from building to building between classes? Well, maybe not for long.' Many public universities are considering a smoking ban, and Northern Kentucky University may consider such a policy in its future. This would prohibit smokin...

SACS reaffirms NKU

Vern Hockney and Vern Hockney

January 12, 2010

Northern Kentucky University received reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December. 'This is one of the most rigorous processes that a university can undergo, and we passed with flying colors,' said President James Votruba. But now that the reaffirmation has come a...

Not Cool

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

December 8, 2009

MCT Campus Northern Kentucky University restricts Freedom of Speech - that is what the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Web site says. FIRE is a non-profit educational foundation devoted to free speech. FIRE has labeled NKU a 'red light' school. According to FIRE, a red light school 'h...

Cover Story: Owning your intellect

Mark Payne and Mark Payne

November 18, 2009

Photo illustration by Emily Teaford; In this picture Matt Lefler NKU FreshmanWith a few swift motions, the new Northern Kentucky University Intellectual Property Policy was passed at last Wednesday's Board of Regents (BOR) meeting. The passing has some students concerned. 'While I understand the predicament t...

Walking through an obstacle course

Holly Henson and Holly Henson

November 17, 2009

Cassie Graves/Staff PhotographerMost students deal with foot traffic, finding a place to park and getting to class on time during their day.' Imagine having to do this if you travelled around campus in a wheelchair, or were blind.' Even though NKU has several handicapped ramps, at least one entranc...

Cover Story: What

Tim Owens

November 11, 2009

Wordle created with, Norse sports fans and faculty are going to have wait a little longer for Northern Kentucky University to go Division I. It's going to be a long road for the Division II school to make the jump, and not all of it is under its control. Forced to wait 'Right now we...

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