The Northerner

SGA tries to extend parking grace period

Brody Kenny, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2014


Filed under News

The first week of classes, NKU Parking Services offered a grace period for students who haven’t purchased their parking passes to park without fear of being ticketed. SGA is considering a resolution that, if passed, would extend that grace period to help students waiting for financial aid checks to...

Campus safety walk revisits old problems, discovers new ones

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under News

In the largest campus safety walk to date, SGA members guided faculty, staff and students on inspection tours through different areas of campus discussing issues such as a lack of accessibility to the volleyball courts, a desire for crosswalks across Martha Layne Collins Boulevard and Johns Hill Road a...

Ultimate meal plan met with unexpected problems

Kerry Skiff, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under News

Norse Commons closed for renovations on March 7, and since then students with the Ultimate meal plan have had problems redeeming their meal swipes. The Norse Ultimate meal plan gives students an unlimited number of meal swipes at the campus cafeterias in Norse Commons and the Callahan Bistro, acco...

SGA proves it has humor

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

April 2, 2014


Filed under Viewpoints

As many people know by now, our Student Government Association decided to pull a prank this week using a fake resolution that said NKU would adopt a school uniform. What’s probably equally common knowledge is that many people truly thought SGA was serious. Another thing that you may know from read...

Upcoming town hall lets students ‘have it their way’

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under News

A survey created by the Student Government Association will be emailed to every NKU student tomorrow regarding their preference for a new franchise in the student union. After the results have been compiled, a town hall meeting will be held April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in room 104 of the Student Union to dis...

Financial woes to take toll on NKU students’ tuition

Financial woes to take toll on NKU students’ tuition

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

March 5, 2014


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NKU is expected to see an approximate five percent increase in tuition if it receives no aid in its financial burdens. According to NKU’s President Geoffrey Mearns, the university needs an approximate $6 million, part of which is coming from Governor Beshear's 2.5 percent proposed operating budget cut ...

SGA releases Spring 2014 semester budget

SGA releases Spring 2014 semester budget

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

The university’s Student Government Association released the budget for this semester, which reveals the  plan to spend $8,400 of the total $10,620. According to SGA’s Secretary of Administration Justin Wynne the SGA budget comes from the university’s accounts. As outlined in the budget, Wynne s...

Town hall postponed over controversy

Tori Lentz and Richard Cracchiolo

February 18, 2014


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After criticism from various groups on campus, the Student Government Association has decided to postpone Monday’s scheduled town hall meeting that would have helped decide which nationally branded food franchise would be brought to the Student Union. Controversy began to stir after rumors that Chick-...

NKU getting upgrade

NKU getting upgrade

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

The NKU Village’s wireless internet bandwidth is expected to receive an upgrade sometime in the future, expanding its current 450 megabits per second speed, to a possible 1 gigabit per second. There are plans to consolidate Callahan Hall’s internet connection and perhaps Northern Terrace’s when it ...

SGA senator rallies for sign language

Courtney Ferguson, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

American Sign Language (ASL) ranks fourth in college course enrollment, according to the recent Modern Language Association Survey, and is the only language in the top 10 of the survey not offered by NKU. As this language trend is showing up across college campuses, one student is trying to make sure N...

The future of Norse Commons

The future of Norse Commons

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

One day in the not-so-distant future, you and a few friends wander through the doors of Norse Commons, tired and hungry after a long day of classes. As you step into the newly renovated facility, you might wave to several classmates seated at high-top tables and long couches in a lobby area filled with co...

Dorm gains new backdoor all card access point

Dorm gains new backdoor all card access point

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014


Filed under News

Previously designated as an emergency exit, a backdoor to Commonwealth Hall is now being installed with All Card access and will be accompanied by the construction of concrete steps leading from the backdoor down to lot P, providing residents easier access to Commonwealth Hall. Assistant Vice President o...

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