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Emersion Design, hired by Covington to rejuvenate Innovation Way, says it should become both a "place and a path." And it appears big changes are in the works with a new NKU partnership, a federally funded small business coach, and hundreds of thousands of dollars for aesthetic improvements.

In an election season marked by rancor and divisiveness, the Northern Kentucky Forum at Northern Kentucky University is hosting community conversations at local libraries about health care, immigration and the economy in order to encourage participants to find common ground despite philosophical and political differences.

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Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore will receive a rare local production from Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts from February 21-March 1. Joining our Andy Ellis to preview this comic operetta are Music Director Damon Stevens and Chorus Master Kimberly Lazzeri.

NKU Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic In Owen County

Jan 31, 2020
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Owen County, Ky., has one of the highest risk rates for drug overdoses in the region.

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An independent review looking into allegations of emotional abuse by the Northern Kentucky University women's basketball coach concludes the claims are unfounded.

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Updated: April 2, 9:45 a.m.

In response to new concerns raised by former women's basketball student-athletes, Northern Kentucky University says it will conduct an independent, external review and assessment of the program. The  claims involve alleged emotional and verbal abuse by Coach Camryn Whitaker.

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Not afraid to take prudent risks. Northern Kentucky University's new president says to advance the school's mission, he's always looking for innovative ways to teach and engage.

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Northern Kentucky University has opened a state-of-the-art lab to train students to identify and stop cyber security threats in the workplace. The privately funded JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory is modeled after real-world cyber security centers.

Perhaps not as well-known as other university orchestras, but the NKU Philharmonic is one part of the comprehensive orchestral program at Northern Kentucky University

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The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents has selected Ashish Vaidya as the school's sixth president.

Vaidya is currently interim president of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He also previously worked in California for the Cal State system.

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GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a local chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The organization works for safe, respectful K-12 schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Last weekend, teams of students from five local universities participated in a competition designed to help business owners in Price Hill grow their companies and increase profits. The University BrainSteer SLAM was sponsored by the Incline Incubator and featured business students from the University of Cincinnati, Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati Christian University, Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University.

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This Thursday, as part of its Six@Six lecture series, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University will present Race in America: Then and Now, with guest speaker Jesse Holland.

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Daily stories of overdoses, deaths and efforts to reduce opioid addiction have made us all too aware of the continuing drug crisis taking place in Greater Cincinnati. 

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The number of multiracial Americans is growing three times faster than the country’s population, according to the Pew Research Center. Seven percent of the U.S. population is considered multiracial. 

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As the heroin crisis continues across the country and here in Greater Cincinnati, news and media organizations have been trying to explore and expose the many aspects of drug abuse, the individuals fighting addiction and community response to the epidemic.

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You know her as bubbly teenager Stephanie Tanner from ABC’s “Full House.”

What you might not know about actress Jodie Sweetin is her addiction to drugs and alcohol for more than a decade between the end of the popular sitcom in 1995 and the Netflix spin-off “Fuller House.”

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The Democratic and Republican Parties are the largest political parties in the United States, and the two receive most of the attention from voters and the media. 

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Named one of the best books of 2015, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’'s Opiate Epidemic by journalist Sam Quinones, provides a detailed look at the opiate epidemic devastating much of America today. Mr. Quinones tracks the origins of the heroin crisis, the dramatic growth of opiate abuse and its tragic devastation.

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The heroin epidemic is taking a terrible toll on families and straining health providers, social service agencies and the legal system, nationally and here in Greater Cincinnati. People and organizations on both sides of the Ohio river have been working together to combat the dramatic rise in drug abuse and provide addicts and their families with the care and help they need.

Combating The Heroin Epidemic: Northern Kentucky

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Heroin abuse is becoming epidemic across the country, and the Northern Kentucky area has been particularly hard hit, experiencing a dramatic increase in those addicted to the drug and overdose deaths. Local communities, law enforcement, service agencies and medical professionals are collaborating on efforts to reduce heroin use, but there are different views on how best to combat the problem.

Roberta Schultz reviews The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy by Northern Kentucky University Professor Jonathan McKenzie.

The Value Of Service Learning For Area Students

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Students who participate in service learning programs engage in hands-on projects that enhance their academic studies, foster their sense of civic responsibility and have a positive effect on the community. 

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Homelessness is a serious and continuing problem in Greater Cincinnati, on both sides of the Ohio River. In 2013, the State of Kentucky ranked worst in the nation in the extent of child homelessness. And the number of sheltered individuals in Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties increased by more than 60 percent in 2014.

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The Cincinnati Observatory Center was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.” Today Greater Cincinnati is home to three observatories.

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Going to college, raising a family, and holding down a job isn't easy.  And it's even more difficult for a single parent.  But for 48 families, there's help now.  The Scholar House has its grand opening in Newport, Wednesday.

When most people in Greater Cincinnati refer to “"the river”" they usually mean the Ohio, but the Licking River also plays a vital role in our region'’s history, environment and economy. Senior Reporting Fellow with the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism, Andy Mead, spent more than a year on and off exploring the Licking River, from its beginnings in the mountains of Kentucky more than 300 miles south of Cincinnati, to where it flows into the Ohio. His seven-part series recently ran in the Northern Kentucky Tribune, an online publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism.

The overall voter turnout rate in the presidential election of 2012 was about 58%, with the rate among young voters, those ages 18 to 29, just 45%. Even in hotly-contested presidential elections, why don’'t more eligible U.S. voters go to the polls, and how can more young people be encouraged to get engaged and vote? A day-long symposium, “I Count Because I Vote,” will be held tomorrow at Northern Kentucky University to explore the issues that impact voting, in America, and in our region.

Computers and robots that have become a bit too smart have been the driving force behind the Terminator franchise, I, Robot, The Matrix Trilogy, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and dozens of other movies. But science fiction writers aren'’t the only ones concerned about a time when your office copier is smarter than you are.

  This week the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting the “Historians Against Slavery” conference, which is designed to facilitate dialogue, scholarship and action in an effort to end modern-day slavery. Joining us to discuss the continuing problem of slavery, in the United States and throughout the world, are Dr.

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