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NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

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 during this time, whether they are personal or educational based. The University looks to raise money...

Coronavirus updates: graduation, refunds, online classes

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Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

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 today or tomorrow informing students, staff and faculty that classes will remain online for the...

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

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 are busy outlining the details of the transition. Seven-week accelerated online courses will begin as usual on Mar...

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

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, in conjunction with NKU’s Coronavirus preparedness team, made the decision to cancel the program...

NKU invites the community into its classrooms

FILE: A view from Loch Norse.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

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 offered this year has doubled from 10 to 20, and vary in subjects from Constitutional Law to Harry P...

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.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

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 by Design, a strategic framework that prioritizes students’ success, is a response to co...

How Success by Design prioritizes student success

Bonita Brown, NKU's new vice president and chief strategic officer.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

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 opportunity for career and community engagement. To lead this campus-wide initiative, President Ashis...

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.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Goad

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 favorite food? Dr. Ashish Vaiyda: "We are foodies, my family; we are food snobs ... we have extremel...

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.”

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

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 was Vaidya’s childhood dream? Not medicine or engineering, his sights were set on the...

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative session draws to a close, two new bills are aimed at solving the pension quandary. One...

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

NKU Basketball Players cheer after the announcement of them recieving the 14th seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse will face No. 3 Texas Tech in the opening round.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2019

NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.

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