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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...

Sidewalk is the first of many changes to Callahan Hall

Sidewalk is the first of many changes to Callahan Hall

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

At the request of the Student Government Association, construction has begun on a sidewalk at the front of Callahan Hall extending from the B wing entrance, past the bus stop, and down to the front drive of the residence hall. After the area was deemed a potential safety hazard at both the Fall 2012 ...

Roomates set aside differences for friendship, SGA leadership

Roomates set aside differences for friendship, SGA leadership

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“Oh this is the best one! So recently I was trying on a dress and I looked in the mirror and I thought I looked really nice…” senior business management major Katie Cox said while sitting on her best friend Brandi Cunningham’s bed in the room they’ve shared together for four years. “It was like...

SGA plans to improve internet on campus

Richard Cracchiolo, Staff writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under News

To quell the complaints of shoddy internet at NKU, the Student Government Association is working with the IT department to improve the wireless internet connections throughout campus.   While the details are still being hammered out, the SGA resolution states that NKU “will have the opportunity to purchase new Wi-Fi technology this fall that will improv...

SGA allocates $2,000 for emergency book fund

Richard Cracchiolo, Staff writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under News

Dean’s office allows students to recover books after accidents The Student Government Association voted to give $2,000 to a fund aimed at replacing students’ textbooks that could be destroyed in the event of chaotic incidents, such as the sprinkler flood in Callahan Hall earlier this semester, ...

SGA in early stages of implementing academic review week

Amber Tewes, Contributing writer

April 18, 2013


Filed under News

As the student government officials take office, for a second term for President Erik Pederson, they bring new ideas to campus. One of the main ideas on Pederson’s 2013-14 agenda is academic review days, which would give students more time to study the week before finals. Although the planning is...

SGA wants $63,000 for student orgs.

Kevin Schultz, News editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under News

Student Government Association is asking for a $63,000 increase in funding for student organizations and an explanation for past cuts in the funding from the Student Fee Allocation Board in a resolution unanimously passed at the group’s April 8 meeting. The Student Fee Allocation Board funds an...

Pederson secures second term as SGA president

Kevin Schultz, News editor

April 4, 2013


Filed under News

For the second year in a row, junior business and communication major Erik Pederson was elected president of Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association. Pederson, along with his now vice president-elect sophomore theatre major David Trump, beat out candidates John Jose and Clayton...

SGA presidential candidates debate for student votes

SGA presidential candidates debate for student votes

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

March 26, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

This year’s SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates came together to debate their platforms and ideas Monday night in the Student Union. Over 50 students came out to see what the three teams had to offer before placing their votes March 27 and 28. Current president Erik Pederson and running mat...

Student Senate asks for changes in meal experience

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 28, 2013


Filed under News

Student Government Association is seeking to improve the student meal experience at NKU with its latest resolution which was passed at the group’s Feb. 25 meeting. The resolution was made after an announced three percent increase in the price of student meal plans for the 2013-14 school year. The...

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Housing rates to increase, students will get more “bang for their buck”

Matt Hempfling, Contributing writer

February 28, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

Campus housing rates at NKU are set to increase four percent this fall, pending approval from the Board of Regents. According to the University Housing office, the rate increases are necessary to help recover from the rising costs of utilities, products, service agreements and other fees that may...

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