The Northerner

Eleby makes good on second chance

John Minor

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, Sports

The starting point guard for the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been a huge contributor in just his first season. Leading the team in points, rebounds and assists, Malcolm Eleby found his comfort zone as a member of the Norse. Eleby, a graduate of the Franklin Learnin...

Crosswalks compete with cars

John Minor

December 8, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

A meeting between campus administrators and the Residential Housing Association took place Dec. 6 night at Norse Commons. The meeting was held in regard to pedestrian safety between the Residential Village and the academic buildings. “I don’t know if you all know this, but the rumor is that if ...

Pedestrian ‘thrown into air’ after being struck in crosswalk, police say

Jesse Call

November 19, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

A pedestrian “flew through the air” after being struck in a crosswalk by a speeding vehicle at Northern Kentucky University earlier this week, according to an NKU police report. A car driven by Kelly Schneider struck Rebecca Webster in the crosswalk on Kenton Drive in front of Norse Commons around...

Stephen Erb found safe after family reports him missing

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

NKU student Stephen Erb has been found safe. "Stephen Erb has been located in New York," Hamilton County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Stephen Barnett said. "No foul play (was involved). Family is in contact with him." He was located in White Plains, New York and his family is working to re...

‘Unconscionable’ practices: Professor uses strong words to criticize response to suspicious mail

Jesse Call

November 17, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

U.S. Postal Inspectors say they are not actively investigating the recent suspicious packages, one bearing the words “small pox,” sent to Northern Kentucky University’s anthropology department all while one professor has called the decisions not to notify campus or interview the people in the anthropology...

Victim says giving birth after rape was right decision

Tabitha Peyton

November 17, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Crime, News

Liz Carl, a senior at the University of Louisville, was raped at the age of 17. As a result, Carl became pregnant and decided to give birth to her child instead of choosing to end the pregnancy. Now, she is spreading her story to audiences like the one gathered at Northern Kentucky University on Nov....

SGA talks campus safety

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Feeling a sense of a safety on campus is a project that two university groups — the Student Government Association (SGA) and University Police — are working on this semester. The new police chief, Jason Willis, introduced himself to members during the SGA meeting’s open session and provided...

NKU receives second suspicious package

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Federal agents responded to a call from Northern Kentucky University after another suspicious package addressed to the anthropology department was received in the campus mail room exactly one month after an envelope bearing the words “small pox” prompted concern and investigation. The second env...

Campus Crime Map

October 22, 2010


Filed under Crime

Do you wonder where the most crime occurs on the campus of Northern Kentucky University? The map below shows locations of reported crimes on campus. Click on a blue pin to read the crimes that have been reported to the NKU Police. View Northern Kentucky University Crime Log 2010 in a larger map...

Suicide: A real problem

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

In the past ten days, three more Northern Kentucky University students have harmed themselves on campus and had to be hospitalized. This makes the total count of suicide attempts or other self-harm behavior this semester at seven, including one student who has done so twice. In the 2009-2010 academic...

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,...

Federal Agents Investigate NKU Smallpox Threat

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Federal and campus law enforcement agents responded to a smallpox threat at Northern Kentucky University on Sept. 28 and ultimately determined it was a hoax. However, the investigation on what prompted the scare is ongoing and the perpetrators could face imprisonment under federal felony charges. An env...

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