The Northerner

NKU adds two academic holidays to spring semester

Facial coverings are required on campus as part of the 'Norse Nine.'

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 6, 2020

Two additional academic holidays were added to the spring semester following feedback from the campus community, according to the COVID-19 Preparedness Team in a recent campus-wide email.  The two days—Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Thursday, April 1—will be considered holidays for students and faculty. The un...

Students react to NKU replacing spring break

Students react to NKU replacing spring break

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

Earlier today, President Ashish Vaidya announced that the traditional week-long spring break will be replaced with a series of shorter University holidays that “should reduce the risks associated with traditional spring break travel.” The additional holidays will now be Monday Feb. 15, Friday March...

Vaidya: virtual commencement, changes to spring break, other updates

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Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 29, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya sent out an email this morning updating the NKU community on virtual commencement, a replacement for spring break and other announcements. Vaidya said the university made the “difficult” decision to hold a virtual commencement ceremony to honor December and Summer graduates. The...

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Student from last years trip working on site

Casey Crowe, Contributor

February 22, 2019

Several NKU students are using their spring break as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Students from the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be travelling to Hardin County, Kentucky the week of March 10-15. “It’s work; it’s not like a spring break where you lay on the beach....

EDITORIAL: In the mountains, the option to serve

NKLI hosted the Spring Empowerment Retreat.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018

Highways carved into mountains guided three vans of NKU students to the area where the War on Poverty was first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It’s a surreal encounter with a niche culture unlike the one I grew up in, just a few hours away in central Kentucky. Houses and trailers freckle...

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