The Northerner

Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

The entrance to Health, Counseling and Student Wellness in University Center. A frosted glass door.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 27, 2020

Regional health officials and administrators encourage citizens to receive the flu vaccination to ward off the looming ‘twindemic.’  “Protecting ourselves against the flu is more important than ever,” Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a r...

Isabel Sleczkowski

Sleczkowski sits in her apartment. She stares out through the window.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Isabel Sleczkowski felt the blood pressure cuff squeeze her arm. She knew another 30 minutes had passed. Between the cuff, an IV, a pulse oximeter and her relentless fatigue, she could hardly hold up the book she brought to read to pass time.  A few hours earlier, Sleczkowski’s fiancee dropped her off at ...

Possible out-of-state Coronavirus case could impact NKY

Possible out-of-state Coronavirus case could impact NKY

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 9, 2020

NKU has taken precautionary measures by disinfecting potentially contaminated areas and canceling youth activities planned for spring break following a case of possible Coronavirus impacting the NKU community, according to a campus-wide email by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. There have, however, been zero conf...

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

NKU creates team to prepare for Coronavirus

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2020

NKU has assembled a team to ensure campus preparedness if the Coronavirus impacts the region, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Ashish Vaidya. The team is led by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands and consists of “representatives from student affairs, international programs, health and safety, ac...

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2020

NKU officials sent out a campus-wide email to remind students about health-safety precautions in wake of recent national news about the Coronavirus, according to a recent press release by the university. “Please know that at this time, there are no confirmed or reported cases of [2019 Novel Cor...

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