The Northerner

Health Department: location affects local life expectancies

Health Department: location affects local life expectancies

Seth Johnston, Reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Long live some is the main finding of a Northern Kentucky Health Dept. study on how life expectancy differs from neighborhood to neighborhood presented at NKU’s research colloquium on Jan. 25.

Inside the minds of mass shooters

Inside the minds of mass shooters

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 9, 2015


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Dr. Kathleen O’Connor stands before a packed classroom, her eyes are narrow and her face is tense. Her hands hung at her side, almost as still as the atmosphere of the room.Despite the size of the crowd, the classroom was silent.“I keep hoping every time I do this, that this is going to be the last t...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

November 2, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s crock pot and clear tubing you’ve seen at your local hospital, the machine recycles ...

Equal rights group tries to patch ‘leaky pipeline’

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer

August 11, 2014


Filed under News

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (KGSC) at NKU is seeking to change the problem of underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) careers. KGSC is a branch of the National Girls Collaborative Project. It serves as a platform in which leaders can discuss t...

Student Research and Creativity Celebration provides a voice for all

Student Research and Creativity Celebration provides a voice for all

Tori Lentz and Brittany Smart

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The annual Student Research and Creativity celebration will commence its 12th year next week from April 14th -18th as one of the largest student and faculty collaborations on NKU’s campus. Event co-chairman and anthropology professor Dr. Judy Voelker is pleased with the increase that she has seen in...

Drowning in data: NKU creates new data science major

Maggie Pund, News editor

September 25, 2013


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Every minute, trillions of bytes of data are being created. From passive online browsing to checking out at the grocery store, the volume and variety of data being collected every day would seem inconceivable not long ago. With more information generated, stored and accessible than ever before, this...

Associate dean working to close ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Associate dean working to close  ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Silvana Hill, Staff writer

September 19, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“This is what I’ve learned: You don’t say anything about it,” said Maureen Doyle to summarize her experience as a woman in the male-dominated fi eld of computer science. “People will ask me, why do I think there are no women in CS [computer science], and first of all, I don’t know,” Doyle...

Autism hits home for NKU student

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

April 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Symposium, local programs teach the science behind the disorder The Dorothy Westerman Hermann Autism Symposium was held in the Otto Budig Theater March 22, allowing many students to hear from professionals about diagnostic techniques, treatments and behaviors associated with autism. Drawing on how autism ha...

Ce;ebrating Student research success

Roxanna Blevins, Assignments editor

March 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Northern Kentucky University will celebrate students’ work in the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity April 2-6. On any given day at NKU, students are playing instruments, performing in stage productions and conducting research for classes from anthropology to psychology. The fruits...

Stem Majors switch gears

Stem Majors switch gears

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 1, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Many individuals will begin to pursue college degrees that they will not complete. Of the 2,211 students who enrolled as freshman at Northern Kentucky University in fall 2010, 1,466, or 66.3 percent, returned in fall 2011. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors constitute one...

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