Northern Kentucky University

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As fans return to stadiums, not only are they reconnecting with their favorite teams, but their most hated ones, too. One local university is using research methods to track the biggest sports rivalries.

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There are few things sports fans love more than a good old-fashioned, bitter rivalry. That's especially true in Greater Cincinnati. If we can't taste championships, we can at least savor the occasional victory over our hated regional foes.

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Northern Kentucky University freshman Alyssa Wray moved three steps closer to the American Idol crown Sunday night.

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After her "stellar performance" Sunday night, Northern Kentucky University freshman Alyssa Wray learned Monday night she's a Top 12 finalist in ABC's American Idol competition.

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In a year where an election and a pandemic are taking place, political divisions have been growing during a stressful time for many Americans.

A class at Northern Kentucky University looked to change that with a podcast. Six students meet every week over Zoom to discuss the current political climate despite their differing beliefs and a generation gap.


Not long after Northern Kentucky University computer science professor James Walden's presentation on election security issues Wednesday, Iran was accused of accessing election information and sending emails to Florida voters. Walden lays out the most serious threats and has some advice on how to make elections more secure.

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To Kill a Mockingbird has remained one of Americans' most beloved novels since its release in 1960, but its author, Harper Lee, produced only one other book, Go Set a Watchman, which was supposed to have been released after her death.

Colleges are preparing for a new school year that will be like no other.

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Students wanting to enroll at Northern Kentucky University in the fall don't have to worry about taking an admissions test.

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.


Five counties in northern Kentucky will join students from Northern Kentucky University in researching the Licking River's connection to bourbon's original journey.

NKU Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic In Owen County

Jan 31, 2020
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Updated 12:07 p.m.

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

The Political Junkie Returns To Cincinnati!

Jan 29, 2020


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There is no shortage of political news in an ever-changing, fast-moving cycle. The Associated Press is responsible for disseminating information not only to the public but to other media outlets.

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Isaiah Kelly loves shoes and loves painting, and now he has an award-winning business model based on those interests that has landed him a trip to Silicon Valley.

The Northerner

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

The Northerner

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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Dr. Ashish Vaidya will be sworn in as Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president on Friday, March 29. He began his tenure as NKU's president on July 1, 2018, and selected a spring 2019 Investiture Ceremony to allow himself time to understand the campus culture and the region.

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s field is set as of Sunday night, and the local area is well-represented by the Cincinnati Bearcats and Northern Kentucky Norse.

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Colleges, universities and court systems are cracking down on hazing in fraternities and sororities, but will it eradicate the problem from campus chapters?

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Courtesy Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

As an aspiring violinist, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman landed what she thought would be her dream job with a professional ensemble in New York City.

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Liz Felix, one of the last voices heard on WNKU-FM, will return to playing Triple A music as evening host on Pittsburgh's WYEP-FM.

Felix was WNKU-FM's assistant program director and program director from early 2015 through September 2017, when Northern Kentucky University sold FM stations in Highland Heights and Middletown.


International student enrollment is flat at some to local colleges and universities because of stricter visa requirements. Instead of coming to the U.S., foreign students are looking to Canada, Great Britain and Australia, and that has local schools getting creative to get their numbers back up.

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For someone who's been dead for 1,900 years, "Umi" certainly is getting out a lot lately. Fresh off a stay at Mount St. Joseph University as part of the Curate My Community initiative, the Cincinnati Museum Center's Egyptian mummy visited Northern Kentucky University Thursday for X-rays and a CT scan.

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Being a 25-year TV veteran, Mike Dardis certainly knows about TV's revolving door. After all, he became Sheree Paolello's fourth co-anchor in three years when hired by WLWT-TV from Seattle in 2012.

But after Channel 5 offered him his second contract renewal, Dardis figured he was here to stay for a long while – and could take the risk of dating his co-anchor.

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The former president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati is announcing her plans for the future. Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer is taking over as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University.

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Ernie Brown, Pete Miller and Jimmy Salzurulo didn't get to say goodbye or thanks to their listeners on WYGY-FM "97.3 The Wolf" country station Tuesday.

That's what often happens in radio.

Exploring How Racial Categories Were Formed

Nov 28, 2018
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project
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The Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project is dedicated to using the power of the arts to help us understand and acknowledge the dynamics of separation, loss and abandonment on which categories such as black, Native American and white were founded.

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More than a month later, Northern Kentucky trial attorney Steve Martin is still stunned he was named "Broadcaster of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association in late September.

Using The Power Of Social Gatherings For Good

Aug 29, 2018
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This holiday weekend 200,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank.