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VIDEO: SGA semester recap

VIDEO: SGA semester recap

Keara McClellan, Jason Houston, and Caleb Hodges

December 9, 2019

Earlier this semester The Northerner decided to check in with NKU's Student Government Association to see how things were going. Now, as the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, we wanted to see what members of SGA thought were their greatest accomplishments and what can still be improved upon.

SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

SGA creates new committees and appoints chairs

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

December 2, 2019

SGA’s last meeting of the fall semester was full of holiday cheer as the senators wore their best ugly Christmas sweaters at Monday’s meeting. During the meeting, President Jarett Lopez announced the creation of two new Ad-Hoc committees. The two committees created were the Design and Artistic Endeavor...

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

Noelle Horn, Asst. News Editor

November 19, 2019

At Monday’s SGA meeting, two committee chairs were reappointed and Chief Justice Noah Cullen went over amendments to the constitution.

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

US 27, Sbarro construction, parking appeal updates

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

US 27 Update During Monday’s SGA meeting, Adam Grant from Fairmount Properties gave an update on the construction happening on the corner of Nunn Drive and Alexandria Pike. Grant said the function of the center would be the place where NKU and the community intersect.  “It's a place for shar...

VIDEO: SGA on NPHC representation on campus

VIDEO: SGA on NPHC representation on campus

Corrine Carnohan, Hunter Dunn, and Jenna Manor

November 12, 2019

SGA is passing a resolution to give NPHC organizations a physical representation on campus, much like FSL's benches. SGA Vice President Shelby Sanford gives The Northerner the scoop.

VIDEO: What’s Happening in SGA

VIDEO: What’s Happening in SGA

Caleb Hodges, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association is constantly active in trying to improve NKU. Reporter Caleb Hodges explores the different responsibilities within the organization, and how the members attempt to approach each of them.

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

SGA passes resolution for NPHC plots

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2019

CORRECTION, 10/6: A previous version of this story included a misquote from president Jarett Lopez. The inaccuracy has now been corrected. We regret this error.  Passing the first resolution During Monday's meeting, the first resolution of the 2019-20 legislative session was read for a second time an...

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

Vaidya discusses strategic framework, retention issues at SGA

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...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

SGA hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

SGA hosts town hall, addresses mental health within identities on campus

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2019

Student Government Association hosted its first town hall of the year Monday, Sept. 30. The town hall was in collaboration with Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW) with the topic being “a talk on mental health.” The town hall began with an introduction by Brynn Cahal, chair of SGA’s ...

What you missed at SGA April 8

What you missed at SGA April 8

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

Student Government Association Vice President Matt Frey began Monday’s meeting in President Hannah Edelen’s absence as she attended a special meeting with the Board of Regents. Chief of Staff Jake Anderson presented the first readings of three resolutions. Resolution One: Sustainability Senator Kimberly Sparks ...

What you missed at SGA April 1

What you missed at SGA April 1

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2019

Senator Brynn Cahal presented her resolution for the second time during Monday’s meeting. The resolution is focused on helping students with food insecurity by creating a program similar to Swipe Out Hunger. Swipe Out Hunger summarizes their mission in three easy steps: students donate extra meal sw...

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