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NKU President Geoffrey Mearns during Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting.

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley , Managing Editor February 14, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter...

WATCH: Student reaction | President Mearns’ departure

Alec Reynolds / Matt Sexton, Digital Media Manager / Editor-In-Chief January 29, 2017

President Mearns announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving NKU after the semester for Ball State University.  Hear what a few students from around campus have to say and remember about President Mearns. Related:...

The Board of Regents meeting was held on September 8. The board addressed several issues currently on the campus community's minds.

In case you missed it: September Board of Regents’ meeting

Mackenzie Manley , News Editor September 9, 2016

Marking the third week of school, the Board of Regents discussed current issues on NKU’s campus, including budget cuts, sexual assault issues within the NKU community, increases in graduate enrollment...

Mearns addressed the NKU community before the start of the new fall semester. The convocation speech took place on Aug. 19.

5 things you missed at Fall Convocation

Mackenzie Manley , News Editor August 21, 2016

For those of you who couldn’t hear President Geoffrey Mearns’s Fall Convocation address on Aug. 19, don’t fret. The Northerner has you covered with the five most essential topics that were discussed....

NKU moved to 4.5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index, up from a three star rating when the Office of LGBTQ Programs and Service was first instated in 2013.

Mearns asks NKU community to join him in Cincinnati Pride Parade

Abby Anstead , Editor-in-chief June 20, 2016

A week after the shooting that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, President Geoffrey Mearns expressed condolences to the victims of the tragedy in an email sent to the campus community Monday. He...

State budget to impact university funding

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2016

Newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came into office with a plan to make many changes around the Commonwealth, and on Jan. 26 the announcement of a change to funding for state universities sent...

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2016

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding...

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

BREAKING: NKU facing lawsuit that accuses officials of mishandling sexual assault case

Staff January 22, 2016

This story was updated on Jan. 22 at 7:08 p.m.According to a Friday report from The Northern Kentucky Tribune, an NKU student, under the name of Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit against the university on Wednesday,...

Students used a layout in a grid pattern to keep track what was being uncovered at the Parker Academy. NKU students visited the academy on Wednesday Sept. 16 to uncover the history of the school.

VIDEO: Students dig to uncover pieces of America’s dark past

Michaela Beechem, Contributor September 19, 2015

Today the Parker Academy is a beautiful field of green, but this field contains many shadows of the past that still cling to the earth. There is a big pit in the center of the field where the old...

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