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What you missed at SGA: alcohol policy resolution passes, winter break meal plan discussed

NKU's Student Union.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

October 5, 2020

SGA passed its first resolution of the semester at Monday’s meeting with a proposal to change the University’s current alcohol policy in housing. The resolution, which would allow beer and wine in University Housing for anyone aged 21 or older, was passed and will now be reviewed by a leadership...

Advising resolution passed, alcohol in housing discussed at SGA

Frank Robinson reads comments from Advising about the resolution.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Academic Affairs Chairman Alan Millward and Senator Hannah Miller opened Monday’s meeting reading the changes in their resolution, which had its first reading last week. The resolution now allows students to submit evaluations of their academic advisors, in hopes to improve advising meetings and sessions students have.

Students who drink regularly more likely to underperform, says psych professor

Dr. Cecile Marczinski

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2018

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older has had an alcohol use disorder.

Police Beat week of Feb. 21

Police Beat week of Feb. 21

The Northerner Staff

February 20, 2018

A possible heroin overdose, a high-speed collision with a teen driver and a patrol car, a DUI and stolen handlebars. Here are the highlights from University Police's weekly crime report.

Police Beat week of Jan. 17

Police Beat week of Jan. 17

The Northerner Staff

January 17, 2018

A burglary in Regents Hall and alcohol violations. Here are the highlights from University Police's weekly crime report.

NKU students ‘walk the line’

Officer Dan Fern educates students about drunk driving.

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

October 22, 2014

NKU Police showed students how to walk the line during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Policemen offered a simulated Walk and Turn sobriety test for students on Oct. 21 and 22 to educate them about driving under the influence. Students could choose between four types of drunk goggles that simu...

Drug free report suggests decline in abuse this year

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2014

Following a spike in the use, distribution and possession of alcohol last winter and a rapid decrease in use during the spring months, NKU’s Drug Free School and Campus Safety Act Committee has released its second annual drug-free campus notification report. The document, written by co-chairs Dean...

Alcohol and drug violations top annual campus crime report

Alcohol and drug violations top annual campus crime report

Maggie Pund, News editor

October 3, 2013

This week, NKU’s 2013 Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report revealed that drug and liquor law violations remain the top reason for arrests on campus and on-campus student housing in 2012. In addition to details about the university’s current security policies and procedures,...

Alcohol, diet drink study goes nationwide

Alcohol, diet drink study goes nationwide

Tara Derington, Staff writer

February 14, 2013

An NKU professor is receiving national publicity once again after last week’s release of her study on mixing alcohol and diet soft drinks. Cecile Marczinski is an assistant professor in the department of psychological science. Her most recent study to be published in the Alcoholism: Clinical &...

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Guest speaker to share real-life experience

Caitlin Centner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

Northern Kentucky University’s Activities Programming Board presents Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything in Between The TRU College Life hosted by 24-year-old Julia Garcia on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Garcia travels to colleges across the country sharing her personal college...

A new chief in town

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010

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,...

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