The Northerner

Low light hides crime

Jill Liebisch

February 23, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

Students at Northern Kentucky University are questioning nighttime campus safety after the report of the Feb. 15 physical harassment incident outside Steely Library near Lot I. Several NKU members have begun requesting better safety precautions and regulations to prevent these criminal activities. Que...

Police reclassify student-reported assault as incident of harassment

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011


Filed under Crime, News

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department has issued a campus crime alert after a student reported a sexual assault in a parking lot on the Highland Heights campus on Feb. 15. According to the original Feb. 16 alert, the student reported that a man approached her in Lot I as she was walking to ...

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...

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