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‘Be brave’: NKU student wants diversity, representation on campus, SGA

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU logo. She's wearing a white shirt and black pants.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2020

Kaitlin Minniefield, sophomore biological sciences major, recently joined the Student Government Association (SGA) to amplify and advocate for the Black community on campus.  The SGA senator said she wants to see issues involving minorities on campus being pushed to the forefront.  “We tend to...

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. She's wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

Northerner Staff

October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters were completely altered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, students still accomplished their...

What you missed at SGA: Oct. 26

Outside the Student Union during fall.

Madison Plank, Reporter

October 26, 2020

SGA discussed priority registration and a new campus registered organization at Monday’s meeting. President Lauren Goodwin talked about priority registration which begins at 6 a.m. on Oct. 29. According to Goodwin, students should make sure that they have looked at their advising holds and have compl...

What you missed at SGA: upcoming Victor Talks, Gen. Ed focus group

What you missed at SGA: upcoming Victor Talks, Gen. Ed focus group

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 19, 2020

SGA discussed the upcoming Victor Talks about electoral literacy at the meeting this afternoon. Dr. Emily Detmer-Goebel, interim faculty director of general education, also visited the meeting to discuss student input on general education requirements and programs. Victor Talks The first Victor Talk of the semester ...

What you missed at SGA: alcohol policy resolution passes, winter break meal plan discussed

NKU's Student Union.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 5, 2020

SGA passed its first resolution of the semester at Monday’s meeting with a proposal to change the University’s current alcohol policy in housing. The resolution, which would allow beer and wine in University Housing for anyone aged 21 or older, was passed and will now be reviewed by a leadership...

What you missed at SGA: residence hall name suggestions, spring semester plans

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 21, 2020

SGA and faculty administrators discussed what spring semester will look like and how to submit name suggestions for the new residence hall at this afternoon’s meeting.  President Vaidya: pension, financial updates, spring semester plans President Ashish Vaidya visited SGA to discuss forthcoming news about f...

What you missed at SGA: fall commencement plans, new members

Seven NKU students were sworn in as new SGA senators. From right to left: Mia Potter, Landon Meador, Karla Arango, James

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 14, 2020

SGA members and faculty discussed plans for fall commencement and what spring semester will look like at the meeting on Monday. A dozen new members were also sworn in at the meeting and expressed how they will use their platform. Fall commencement, spring semester plans “Our goal is to do so...

SGA announces 5 new freshman senators

SGA announces 5 new freshman senators

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 3, 2020

At 10:18 p.m., Chief Justice TJ Cleary announced the results of the 2020-2021 freshman election during a livestream on the organization's facebook page. Cleary encouraged all candidates who did not make it into the top five to apply for appointments.  The five students who will be serving as SGA...

What you missed at SGA Aug. 31

What you missed at SGA Aug. 31

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 31, 2020

SGA discussed upcoming events, freshman elections and student suggestions for the coronavirus response team at Monday’s meeting.  No resolutions were passed because SGA did not have enough members to form a quorum, which is the minimum number of members present at a meeting to make the proceed...

SGA: freshman elections, health and safety guidelines

NKU's Student Union.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 24, 2020

SGA discussed recruitment, social media protocols and health guidelines in a brief meeting on Monday.  SGA did not meet quorum, which is the minimum number of members that must be present at a meeting to make the proceedings valid, at the meeting in order to proceed further with any resolutions, ...

SGA: parking citations will be waived for two weeks

The Student Union from the plaza level.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 17, 2020

SGA discussed parking citations, recruitment and goals for the semester at its meeting on Monday. Student officials were able to meet in person or convene virtually via Zoom for the first meeting of the Fall 2020 semester. Parking citations temporarily waived Parking citations are waived for the next two weeks as stude...

How the SGA president, VP ran an online campaign

How the SGA president, VP ran an online campaign

Abby Behrens and Natalie Hamren

May 8, 2020

Lauren Goodwin and Mia Derks were recently elected SGA president and vice president. Their campaign, along with the rest of the world, had to transition online mid-March. Check out to see what they did and what ultimately led to their win.

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