The Northerner

Steely to offer 24-hour access during finals

Steely to offer 24-hour access during finals

Abby Anstead, Reporter

March 5, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

For the first time ever Steely Library’s doors will remain open 24 hours during the week of finals. Student government passed a resolution Monday in support of extended hours. Sophomore transfer student Breilyn Selover is a stranger to the quiet and comfortable space that Steely Library provides ...

Jose hushes rumors about new rec facility employment

Jose hushes rumors about new rec facility employment

Gavin Colton, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Students and employees are concerned about the future of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), the largest employer of students on campus. With submissions open for bid from private firms to take over management and operations of the facility, students and employees have expressed their discontent wi...

SGA aims to extend grace period for parking tickets

SGA aims to extend grace period for parking tickets

Moe Daniels, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under News

The Student Government Association held the first reading of a resolution last week that aims to extend the grace period for not having a parking pass at NKU from two weeks to three weeks, primarily to help students who receive financial aid. The idea behind this resolution came after people complaine...

Senator Spotlight

Senator Spotlight

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

January 15, 2015


Filed under News

Kristian Johnson Student Rights Chair Major: Accounting and Finance Year: Junior Kristian Johnson is returning to the executive board of student government this semester as the new Student Rights Chair of NKU’s Student Government Association. Johnson, formerly the University Improvements Chair and...

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Senators from the university improvements committee presented issues ranging from potholes to lighting problems found during the 2014 Fall Campus Safety Walk at Monday’s SGA meeting. The walk, which took place Oct. 20, identified potential safety problems in the areas of Callahan Hall, residential vi...

Student body president reflects on career and challenges ahead

Student body president reflects on career and challenges ahead

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

As student body president, John Jose enters the second half of the fall semester as head of SGA. The senior organizational leadership major and political science minor caught up with the The Northerner about his journey to the student leadership position and how the new role has impacted every area of hi...

Town hall allows residents to meet and discuss problems

Andrea Carter, Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under News

Parking garages, weekend food options and safety were big topics discussed at the Student Government Association’s first town hall of the year on Monday, Oct. 6. The town hall, located in Northern Terrace’s multi purpose room, focused on housing, parking, dining and Wi-Fi issues that Callahan and North...

Norse Rates program turns student IDs into local business savings

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

October 8, 2014


Filed under News

NKU students can receive discounts from 14 local businesses. NKU has local Norse Rates business partners that will give discounts to university students when they show their All Card. The businesses benefit from being a Norse Rate partner and giving our students discounts by getting more advertiseme...

University attempts to address small desk issue

University attempts to address small desk issue

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

October 2, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Student government works to ‘bridge the gap’ between a student-body concern and its administrative response   NKU administration and Student Government Association (SGA) have heard the concerns of students across campus regarding desks in classrooms that are much too small. SGA members ...

Gender-inclusive restroom resolution passes

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under News

After a week’s postponement, SGA voted 19-7 to pass a resolution requesting the installation of gender-inclusive restrooms in every academic building and high-trafficked building on campus. Following a lengthy discussion at last Monday’s meeting, Student Rights Secretary Elizabeth Ruwe and Senat...

‘Gender inclusive’ restrooms resolution put on hold

Tori Lentz and Richard Cracchiolo

September 26, 2014


Filed under News

A new SGA resolution that would attempt to add more unisex bathrooms on campus was postponed until next week after an 18 to 11 vote. The resolution, proposed by SGA Student Rights Secretary Elizabeth Ruwe and Senator Ellie Kremer, would try to gain unisex or “gender inclusive” restrooms in high-t...

NKU plans to rethink grade appeals

Karen Plunkett, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2014


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University currently has an academic grievance policy, but it is more about unfairness and sexual harassment than grades. SGA and NKU administration are attempting to make a change to the policy at the current time. “The school recognized that there was not a very good, well-deve...

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