The Northerner

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...

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...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
SGA