The Northerner

IT tackles spotty wireless Internet service in University Housing

Danielle Wesley

February 3, 2011

NKU did not always have wireless Internet access in every room in every building on campus. It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that University Housing partnered with the Office of Information Technology (IT) to have something done about this. Following this, every dorm received wireless Internet access...

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

Jesse Call

November 19, 2010

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...

New roads coming to campus

John Minor

November 17, 2010

Two road projects that directly affect NKU will start in the near future. Both roads will change the look of the campus. Next spring the State Transportation Cabinet project is expected to start a road project around NKU’s campus. The project includes repairing and realigning Johns Hill Road. The new Joh...

SGA talks campus safety

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010

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...

Norse Poll: What do you think NKU could do to make your college experience better?

Brittany Granville

November 10, 2010

Norse Poll: What do you think Northern Kentucky University could do to make your college experience better? Each week, The Northerner interviews four Northern Kentucky University students to get their perspective on an issue. Readers are encouraged to share their answer in the comments section below...

Housing experiment coming

Jesse Call

November 3, 2010

The housing problems that plagued Northern Kentucky University for the first few weeks of the Fall 2010 semester may repeat next fall. University officials will experiment to see if it was a fluke or a trend, Director of University Housing Pete Trentacoste reported to the Student Government Association (SG...

Revisiting Lakeside Place

Claire Higgins

October 27, 2010

Residential Housing Association transformed the Callahan Hall basement into a creepy, spine-chilling nursing home for the third annual Callahan Hall Haunted House Thursday Oct. 21. Before Callahan Hall was a part of Northern Kentucky University, it was Lakeside Place, a nursing home. Lakeside Place...

Suicide: A real problem

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010

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

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,...

Odd bedfellows

Jennifer Parker

September 29, 2010

When mom said: “goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” you probably never thought anything of it. Well, think again. Bed bugs are now being found in elementary schools, local libraries and movie theaters. They can even be found in packages, between pages of books and in headboards....

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