The Northerner

Provost COVID-19 update: delay of meal plan, fees, travel requirements

NKU's logo above the Student Union

Noelle Horn, News Editor

October 20, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out another COVID-19 update to the campus community this afternoon. In the email, Rowlands shared information on the mandatory commuter meal plan, fall and spring semester fees, updated travel requirements and other updates.  Rowlands said that NKU will further delay th...

Faculty senate has first meeting of semester

NKU's Fine Arts Building

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 31, 2020

This afternoon, the faculty senate had its first meeting of the semester in which new documents by the provost, faculty confusion regarding positive COVID-19 students and the university’s accreditation were discussed.  Provost COVID-19 documents and faculty concerns regarding positive testing students ...

Provost shares COVID-19 update, FAQ

Facial coverings are required on campus as part of the 'Norse Nine.'

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 25, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out a COVID-19 update email this week, which includes frequently asked questions about the regional dashboard, reminders about healthy practices on campus and childcare resources.  Frequently asked questions In order to answer questions about the regional statistics d...

‘It’s all about trying to adapt’: professors prepare for the unknown this semester

Assistant Professor Brian Carlson goes over a mock pipette demonstration with the class.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 21, 2020

While NKU has mostly transitioned to an online format this semester, some knowledge can’t be learned through a computer screen. As some students return for in-person classes, professors are preparing for the unknown with tiny printing presses, tidy pipettors and tenacious persistence.  According to ...

Provost updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

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Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 18, 2020

In an email sent out this afternoon, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands updated campus on COVID-19 quarantine protocols, where to receive free facial coverings and ways to maintain healthy practices.  COVID-19 regional statistics dashboard Rowlands introduced the COVID-19 Regional Statistics dashboard. The dashboard wa...

Officials talk about campus cleanliness, dining, working in a pandemic

NKU's Student Union.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

July 30, 2020

University officials answered questions about working, cleaning, dining, recreation center and what campus looks like in a pandemic in a Zoom conference on Wednesday  Work, class and campus interaction  To ensure that the campus is protecting itself from being at risk of the COVID-19 virus, Lor...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31

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Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Sue Ott Rowlands will step down as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on December 31, 2020. A national search for her successor will begin in early June, and the position will be filled by January 1, 2021. Rowlands has been NKU’s provost since early 2014. She has served under...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands: Leading a campus through COVID-19

The COVID-19 response task force meets virtually everyday at noon.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

“Does anyone else have something to bring up? Any questions?” NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands asks in an empty room. On her computer screen, twenty-five pairs of eyes blink back at her. She always ends the daily Zoom meeting like this, giving a final chance for any member of the COVID-19 Preparedness Te...

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. To apply for reimbursement, the release gave the following instructions: ...

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...

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