The Northerner

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

Quynh Nguyen works in a lab inside the science center.

Jack Flesch, Contributor

November 29, 2018

In fall 2019, 36 new NKU students will join hundreds of current NKU students and alumni as members of the Scholarships, Opportunities, Achievements and Results (SOAR) Project as a recent National Science Foundation grant puts the SOAR Project back on its feet. The SOAR Project began at NKU in 2008 in eff...

The dangers of Cyberspace & how you can protect yourself

The server system on the third floor of Griffin Hall.

Noelle Horn, Contributor

October 4, 2018

One day while browsing the internet a pop-up appears on your screen. The pop-up says to be from Microsoft and claims that a virus been found on your computer and that if immediate actions are not taken — if you do not call their toll free number, your information will be stolen. On closer inspection, y...

How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

August 29, 2016

The culmination of several factors helped make Pokemon Go the virtual phenomenon it has become. As a brand, Pokemon is steeped in millennial nostalgia while simultaneously  appealing to a younger demographic. Couple that with the “free” price tag on a platform that almost everyone has with them...

USA Today writer explains the importance of collaboration between scientists and journalists

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

October 22, 2014

  On Oct. 22, NKU students and staff participated in a video conference with USA Today writer Alison Young. Young offered tips and resources for aspiring journalists and scientists on how to collaborate to create large stories and coverage about scientific issues. Young is known for her multim...

Oculus Rift virtually makes the future a reality

Branden Middendorf tests out the Oculus Rift.

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

If you have ever been on the third floor of Griffin Hall, you have probably passed the innovation gallery and wondered what was going on in there. Some have referred to it as a 'tech playground,' but there is so much more to it. Among the sea of technology, you'll find the Oculus Rift. The device is...

Associate dean working to close ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Associate dean working to close  ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Silvana Hill, Staff writer

September 19, 2013

“This is what I’ve learned: You don’t say anything about it,” said Maureen Doyle to summarize her experience as a woman in the male-dominated fi eld of computer science. “People will ask me, why do I think there are no women in CS [computer science], and first of all, I don’t know,” Doyle...

Technology, new features open at success center

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

April 18, 2013

The new Student Success Center will celebrate its soft opening on April 22nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in its new home on the second floor of the University Center. President Mearns will speak at this event, addressing why the university felt the need to open the success center. There will also be tours...

IT tackles spotty wireless Internet service in University Housing

Danielle Wesley

February 3, 2011

NKU did not always have wireless Internet access in every room in every building on campus. It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that University Housing partnered with the Office of Information Technology (IT) to have something done about this. Following this, every dorm received wireless Internet access...

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