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Off-campus residents struggle for parking

Off-campus residents struggle for parking

Brody Kenny, Contributor

September 26, 2014


Filed under News

NKU’s newest dorm Northern Terrace has created a major parking issue for the off-campus resident community. The addition of an access drive as well as a green space between the two buildings resulted in a reduction of 31 spaces, Larry Blake, assistant vice president of facilities management, said. Re...

New TANK route offers quicker commute to NKU

New TANK route offers quicker commute to NKU

Kassidy Stricklett, Contributor

September 3, 2014


Filed under News

Connecting Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties, route 35x sets out to connect the three counties and offer a quicker commute for riders who do not need to go to Covington or Cincinnati. On Aug. 4, TANK began a new route called the East to West express, or 35x. The new route only makes seven stops as ...

University plans for new entrance

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

March 21, 2013


Filed under News

Change in direction of traffic will alleviate traffic backups Though the infrastructure of the campus is not conducive to growth, Northern Kentucky University has seen an improvement with the inflow of traffic so far this year. According to Bryan Allen, University Police captain, the most difficu...

New roundabout near campus helps traffic

Danielle Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

Where there once was a four-way stop on Johns Hill Road, there is now a newly built roundabout that resembles the one near Northern Kentucky University’s main entrance on Louie B. Nunn Drive. The extensive road work that took place on Johns Hill Road throughout the month of September was part of...

Drivers frustrated with gravel lots, high parking pass prices

September 6, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

With all of Northern Kentucky University’s recent updates and changes, the administration seems to neglect parking lot renovation every year, even though parking passes cost students as much as $210 and full-time faculty $335. The one complaint that is guaranteed to return with students at the beginning...

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 8, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Students may have noticed some new noises echoing across campus as they drive into campus or await their turn to cross the street. The recently added rumble strips at crosswalks are the campus’ newest additions to increase security for students. According to Jeff Baker, interim director of operations...

A new chief in town

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Police officers will soon be more visible and more involved with student organizations at Northern Kentucky University, according to incoming chief of police Jason Willis. The 37-year-old police veteran from Mt. Lookout, Ohio, will begin work on Nov. 1 taking on the challenges of keeping students safe,...

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