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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NORTHERNER STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mackenzie Manley [] MANAGING EDITOR Christopher Decker [] NEWS EDITOR Sam Rosenstiel [] ASST. NEWS EDITOR Natalie Hamren [] ARTS & LIFE EDITOR Jude Noel [] SPORTS EDITOR Christopher Decker [] ASST. SPORTS EDITOR Kevin Carey [] PHOTO EDITOR Colin Johnson [johnsonphotography6626@gmailcom] DESIGN EDITOR Brittney Gunter [] ASST. DESIGN EDITOR Raegan Archer []

WHAT TO DO Escape the white-walled prison of your dormitory—check out these events on campus and in Greater Cincinnati. You deserve it.



7-11 FEB



If you have skills or an aesthetic that would feel much more at home in a past decade, you’re in for a treat. The Throwback Talent and Fashion Show is ready to showcase how wonderfully vintage you are! Come by the Student Union at 7 p.m. to see students wearing the coolest threads and perform the grooviest acts.


Know someone who is a motorhead? Someone who loves classic cars? Or someone who wants to see the future of the automobile industry? We’ve found the perfect place for car lovers of all kinds: the Cincinnati Auto Expo! Head over to the Duke Energy Convention Center for all the exhibits. Tickets are available now!



Fuel your Norse pride further this week by going to BB&T Arena to support both of our basketball teams! Women’s Basketball tips off at 5 p.m. against Oakland, and Men’s Basketball follows at 7:30 p.m. to take on Milwaukee.


We have to go back! But before we do, we’ll need a way to get there. Come to Student Union from noon - 4 p.m. to see organizations across campus participate in Back to the Future: Build Your Own Time Machine Canstruction! 10/10 recommend if you need inspiration for building your own time traveling DeLorean. If you need a break from construction, take time to relax at The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Step Show! It starts at 7:30 p.m. at Regents Hall, and tickets will be available on campus and at the door!



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February 1: Subject cited for possession of suspected marijuana in Lot Z.

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February 4: Gate arm at University Garage struck by NKU plow. February 5: Wallet taken from unlocked day-use locker in Campus Recreation Center. February 5: Driver cited for marijuana, drug paraphernalia and no license on University Drive. Passenger cited for fake driver’s


What you missed at SGA Blake Girlinghouse REPORTER

The Student Government Association listened to NKU’s interim president explain the budget situation and read a resolution to form an academic excellence committee. Here’s what you missed at SGA on Feb. 5: Rally for Higher Ed: What’s at stake Interim President Gerard St. Amand presented the deeper consequences of the budget cuts to NKU. According to Amand, NKU receives less than the average university from the state in equity money, and the pension cost is up $15 million more than it was 10 years ago. After warning of an estimated $13 million increase for next year’s pension costs, Amand stated that “pension alone will increase disparity amongst other comprehensive schools.” Amand has informed legislators in Frankfort of the damage the cuts could do. The three main priorities for legislators are to appropriate $15 million, provide pension relief and reform the pension system, according to Amand. Amand also suggested students and faculty call the LRC Legislative hotline, send a message through Invest in Success KY, share through social media or write an op-ed to make their voice heard.

Academic excellence committee On Monday SGA read a resolution to create an academic excellence committee to field student course complaints. The committee would include two student and two faculty representatives from each college as well as two Staff Congress members. The resolution’s author, SGA senator Jarett Lopez, argued that while there are course complaints mandated for the end of semester courses, the committee would be another option for immediate complaints. The addition of this committee would add a layer of accountability and ensure legitimate complaints are responded to, according to Lopez. Students would also be able to submit course reforms for examination. The resolution goes to a vote on Feb. 12. Read more coverage about the Rally for Higher Education on

The Northerner | Ed 61 Issue 5  

The Northerner | Ed 61 Issue 5

The Northerner | Ed 61 Issue 5  

The Northerner | Ed 61 Issue 5