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NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

Forbes ranks NKU on list of top U.S. colleges

NKU's Health Innovation Center.

Daniel Jones, Contributor

August 30, 2018

Northern Kentucky University has once again been named a top college in Forbes’ annual  ranking of 650 total public and private U.S. colleges.

GALLERY: Norse fall to UK 0-1 in exhibition

Calvin Murphy (18) reacts to his missed shot in the 87th minute that could have tied the game for the Norse.

Colin Johnson, Photo Editor

August 23, 2018

The Norse men's soccer team fell 1-0 against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Jake Richmond rounds first base trying to stretch a single into a double.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

Norse softball falls to No. 16 Kentucky

Outfielder Ava Lawson throws the ball back into the infield to keep runners from advancing .

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017

The NKU softball team lost 2-1 to No. 16 Kentucky on Wednesday. The loss brings the Norse to 6-20 on the season, and 1-5 at home. Kentucky advances to 23-6 on the season. NKU's Charlie Nolen pitched seven complete innings, giving up just two runs on six hits and striking out two.   “That’s a huge...

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

WATCH: Get ready for the big game: NKU vs. UK

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017

A look at the Wildcats Kentucky is currently ranked fifth in the nation by the Associated Press with a 26-5 record in the regular season. The Wildcats won the SEC regular season and postseason championship, beating Arkansas on Sunday to claim their 30th SEC championship. The Wildcats are ranked fift...

WATCH: Allegiances tested for UK fans in Norse Nation

Many UK fans who attend NKU are in the middle of an identity crisis, as the two teams will meet in the NCAA Tournament Friday

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 15, 2017

A simple stroll through the campus of Northern Kentucky University will reveal a wide variety of sports allegiances. While most students wear the apparel of the black and gold of the Norse, a large amount of students also wear the blue and white of the Kentucky Wildcats. Only 75 miles separate the sch...

NKU, UK and St. Elizabeth to partner on regional medical school

UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto (left), NKU President Geoffrey Mearns (center) and St. Elizabeth Health President Garren Colvin (right) during Monday's press conference.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017

Northern Kentucky University will partner with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the University of Kentucky to develop a UK regional medical school campus at NKU. NKU and UK made the joint announcement during a Monday morning press conference in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Robert DiPaola, dean of th...

EDITORIAL: We stand with UK’s Kentucky Kernel

UK's Memorial Hall.

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

September 2, 2016

The University of Kentucky, the largest public university in the Commonwealth, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against its own student newspaper. UK filed a lawsuit against its own students. Students who are encouraged to get an education and learn real-world experience working for the Kentucky Kernel, the ind...

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