The Northerner

DPS to offer self-defense class

Roxanna Blevins

February 9, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department wants to help protect women from sexual violence, on campus and off. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a basic self-defense class now offered, at no charge, by the NKU Police in conjunction with the Alexandria Police Department. The class is taught by ...

National tragedy hit home

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, National News, News

Almost every news source he flashed through kept repeating one word. “Dead.” News agencies reported that the inspirational provider of one of the most meaningful experiences in the life of a Northern Kentucky University student had been killed. Kevin Golden, an NKU student from Louisville, too...

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...

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