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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.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

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.

Online voting registration comes to Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (standing) watches over an audience member as she tries out Kentucky's new online voter registration system.

Matt Sexton, Reporter

March 17, 2016

Kentucky’s secretary of state introduced the state’s new online voter registration system March 16 during an event at Griffin Hall.Alison Lundergan Grimes explained the new system to a group of students, faculty and regional political leaders during the first stop of the “Go Vote Kentucky” to...

Brown family shares life stories with NKU

Scripps Howard Center hosted Northern Kentucky Forum moderated by Dr. William Landen (left) speaking with Gov. John Y. Brown (center right) and his son (right) and grandson (center left) speaking about public service.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014

The "Kennedys of Kentucky" stopped by NKU last night to engage with the 60 member audience discussion topics ranging from entrepreneurship to politics. The family, consisting of three generations of John Y. Browns, gained notoriety across the state for their dedication and service to the community in which ...

Hillary Clinton draws big crowds to campus

Alison Lundergan Grimes introduces Hillary Clinton. Clinton showed her support for Grimes' senate candidacy.

Kevin Schultz and Carrie Crotzer

November 1, 2014

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by Northern Kentucky University this morning to rally for Kentucky democrat senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton and Grimes both gave speeches to a crowd of about 1,400 people in the university's Bank of Kentucky Center. ...

Pro-life group conveys controversial message

Students discuss the rights and wrongs of abortion among graphic pictures placed outside the Student Union.

Mac Payton, Reporter

September 19, 2014

On Wednesday, a group aimed at starting civil conversation about the pro-life movement came to campus.  Created Equal is a group whose focus is “getting the youth involved, and training the next generation of pro-life activists,” according to Joe Bermingham, a junior accounting major, who was o...

Professor pens book, covers changing face of political media coverage

Professor pens book, covers changing face of political media coverage

Erin Mullins, Staff writer

August 29, 2013

An associate professor in NKU’s political science, criminal justice and organizational leadership departments has published his first book to help people understand and navigate political media. Dr. Michael Baranowski wrote his book, “Navigating the News: A Political Media User’s Guide” to...

NKU immune to politicial fever?

NKU immune to politicial fever?

Danielle Roberts, Contributing writer

November 1, 2012

Since June, Northern Kentucky University freshman Patrick Reagan has made close to 200 phone calls, and has knocked on more than 150 doors in order to promote his favored candidate for the 2012 presidential election. He devotes time to speaking with independents and undecided voters about the issues...

Democracy for sale: Where the money comes from for political campaigns

Marina Schneider, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2012

The Center of Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group, predicts the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will cost $5.8 billion, the most expensive on record. Understanding where all this money comes from and how it is used is a fundamental part of a democratic system. In the current...

What to expect and watch for during the upcoming presidential debate

Steven Weiss, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2012

Presidential debates do not necessarily have an effect upon the outcome of presidential elections. But they are important rites performed as part of the presidential election narrative. Since 1976, no presidential election has been held without debates as a prelude. And we also have vice-presidential...

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Lecture series focused on road to White House

Michael Topmiller, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

On Tuesday evening, the annual Alumni Lecture Series returned with two distinguished former governors, Jon Huntsman, Jr. and Bill Richardson. This year’s theme “Governing in America: The Battle for the Presidency” drew from insight and experience that both speakers had while campaigning for the...

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