The Northerner

Call to SGA: Wake up and reach out

Staff editorial

February 14, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

The Student Government Association at NKU is a hardworking group of people. They hold formal meetings every Monday, work with the university administration and executives, they even create their own resolutions to better student life on campus. This year though, it’s not exactly clear who SGA is serving. For...

Connection Lost

Connection Lost

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

On numerous occasions this semester, campus-wide Internet outages have occurred. Though they tend to not last more than a few hours, they can be a hassle for anyone trying to get work done. With the spring semester almost upon us, the IT department at Northern Kentucky University has been investigating...

Early syllabus release in question

Kevin Schultz, Staff writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under News

Every semester, Northern Kentucky University students like senior English major Angela Turner register for a course, go to the first day of the course, take a glance over the course syllabus and never come back. It’s all part of a cycle that leaves students registering in-and-out of available courses,...

Open forum sessions on the way

Kevin Schultz, Staff writer

November 7, 2012


Filed under News

The Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution presented by Sen. Ashley Hyden which recommended the university hold two open sessions for the discussion of financial aid information. The resolution was passed at the Nov. 5 meeting where Hyden gave her second reading of the recommendation....

Student senate considers town hall meetings

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

A plan recommending the implementation of town hall style meetings is currently in the works by Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association. A town hall style meeting would offer the environment of a social mixer and is set to take place once per semester, according to SGA’s...

New organization promotes leadership

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

With an entire student body, faculty, staff, and thousands of alumni who all believe Northern Kentucky University is the finest institution around, why not start a club geared towards proving it? Chaz Edwards, junior communication major, created Community Ambassadors. This new student leadership organization...

First resolutions underway for senate

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association has continued progress on a resolution recommending the “declassification of course evaluations.” This would allow all NKU students to view course and professor evaluations from previous semesters, prior to registration for courses. This...

Freshmen senators elected, five seats now open

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

September 12, 2012


Filed under News

For the first time in Student Government Association’s history, six freshmen were elected into senate positions instead of five. The situation occurred after a two-way tie for the last of five freshmen senate seats after last week’s freshmen elections. The extra senate seat was available due...

A look back at student government’s work

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


Filed under News

A week off for SGA, due to the Labor Day holiday, has meant a week away from student government business for the rest of the NKU community, leaving time to reflect on some of the influential changes that SGA has made on the lives of NKU students, faculty, administrators and surrounding residents. Student...

All Card design another new sight for students

All Card design another new sight for students

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University’s class of 2016 was able to receive something new to the university before the upperclassmen: a new All Card design. Last year, the Student Government Association held a contest for students to design new All Cards that incorporated NKU colors. “The whole thing started...

Student senate’s final move unveils new logo with unusual debate

Student senate’s final move unveils new logo with unusual debate

Claire Higgins, News editor

April 24, 2012


Filed under News

The 2011-12 Northern Kentucky University student senate has reached the end of its term and finished out the year with a new logo to kickstart a rebranding campaign for the future. The new logo faced an informal vote and more debate than usual at SGA’s final meeting April 23. The new logo passed,...

SGA hopes to bring records to light

Ryan Cahill, Contributing writer

April 18, 2012


Filed under News

The Student Government Association is proposing to make end-of-semester course evaluations public to Northern Kentucky University students. “It would create, in some ways, an internal, NKU-specific ratemyprofessor,” said Dustin Robinson, a senior communication studies major who currently serves...

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