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CARES, enrollment, vaccine discussed at faculty senate

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.
January 25, 2021

The second faculty senate meeting of the semester covered enrollment, CARES funding, budget improvements, updates on the vaccine, pay cuts and an idea of what the administration hopes Fall 2021 looks like. Presidential...

Board of Regents: members of staff congress discuss pension, presidential comments

The Board of Regents had their November meeting this afternoon via Zoom
November 11, 2020

In their November meeting, the Board of Regents heard from the staff congress pension committee, President Ashish Vaidya gave his presidential comments among other updates. Presentation by staff congress...

NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus

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The fund has already raised over $6,300
March 17, 2020

NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to support student success during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.  The release said NKU’s fund focuses on supporting student needs...

Coronavirus updates: graduation, refunds, online classes

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March 16, 2020

The Northerner interviewed President Ashish Vaidya Monday morning to ask questions about online courses, commencement, refunds and more.  Online classes Vaidya said a formal announcement will be released...

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Provost Sue Ott Rowlands and President Ashish Vaidya made announcements regarding classes today
March 12, 2020

Following President Ashish Vaidya’s announcement yesterday that NKU will move to alternative delivery for instruction, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands informed faculty and staff in an email that workgroups...

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.
Students affected financially over canceled study abroad trips
March 6, 2020

Two study abroad programs scheduled for spring break have been canceled due to confirmed Coronavirus cases in the destination areas, according to NKU Education Abroad officials.  President Ashish Vaidya,...

NKU invites the community into its classrooms

FILE: A view from Loch Norse.
NKU is opening 20 courses to the community on Feb. 4 and 5
January 28, 2020

Students may see a few new faces in their classes on Feb. 4 and 5.  NKU is opening select courses to the community for free as part of its annual “Making Teaching Public” celebration. The courses...

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

President Vaidya attended the Oct. 21 meeting. Vaidya said, “I do believe that great ideas can come from anywhere, as long as they keep the students front and center.
October 22, 2019

President Ashish Vaidya addressed the concerns of students and shared updates in regards to NKU’s strategic framework, enrollment and how NKU can best serve the region.  Student success is priority Success...

How Success by Design prioritizes student success

Bonita Brown, NKU's new vice president and chief strategic officer.
Bonita Brown, NKU’s vice president and chief strategic officer, believes Success by Design could be a model for colleges across the country
August 21, 2019

NKU made public Success by Design in April 2019, which will serve as its strategic framework for the next three years. NKU’s goal is to increase access, achieve higher levels of completion and advance...

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

NKU President Ashish Vaidya (left) and Ken Bothof (right)stand alongside newly introduced Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn.
Darrin Horn is the sixth men's basketball head coach in NKU history.
April 26, 2019
It’s official! The new men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn stepped foot into his new home of BB&T Arena Thursday afternoon. The press conference opened with remarks from President Ashish Vaidya and NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof—welcoming Horn and his family to the NKU community.

Five questions with the sixth president

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKU's sixth president.
April 1, 2019

He's traveled the world, taught at universities around the country and now that he's arrived at NKU, do you truly know Dr. Ashish Vaidya? The Northerner: Throughout all your travels, what’s been your...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

“My wife jokes with me that I have no roots because I grew up in different parts of India,” Vaidya said. “My father was in government services, so I was in the north, the south, the east and west, and everywhere—if you know a little bit about India you would know that it’s very different.”
March 27, 2019

Growing up, President Ashish Vaidya’s father was a successful engineer for the Indian government, and back in those days it was assumed that to be a success you were either an engineer or a medical doctor. What...

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