The Northerner

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It is in these challenging times that NKU must serve as a beacon of hope and set an example through...

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

Latex gloves. Lysol-scented office space. Lonely patrols.  While COVID-19 has initiated a wave of work-from-home orders, some positions still require boots on the ground. For university police officers, maintaining the safety of NKU’s campus cannot be completed from the safety of their homes. ...

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 21, 2019

They met on Tinder and decided to stop for coffee at Carabello in Newport. He was sweet, she remembered. He brought her the coffee she ordered, which came with a caramel candy on top. She noticed it was wrapped “wonky” but ignored it. When her date went to the bathroom, the barista repeatedly offered ...

NKU police implement body-worn cameras

The main objective of camera implementation is to “facilitate transparency … enhance service to the community by accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements made during citizen interactions, traffic stops, arrests and other incidents,

Kyle Wade, Contributor

October 23, 2019

In 2018, 992 people were shot and killed by police. As of this year, another 717 have lost their lives to fatal force, according to The Washington Post. While some police departments move away from body camera programs, NKU’s police department begins its own.  Following a $14,000 Department of Justice grant, NKU police have begun to field its ‘Safety Vision’ body-w...

Police report attempted sexual assault

Police report attempted sexual assault

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Tuesday morning stating an attempted sexual assault occurred Monday evening.  According to the release, a female reports being taken and held against her will. The victim requested a ride on social media, stating she needed a ride from Cincinnati to New...

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Noelle Horn, Reporter

February 20, 2019

In Northern Kentucky, the dangers of human trafficking might appear inconsequential. One imagines a trip abroad gone wrong or bases their knowledge around the dramatic portrayals they’ve seen in Hollywood. But this violation of human rights is living and prevalent, and it can happen to anyone. In...

Campus Safety: How NKU police, officials prepare for the unthinkable

A patrol vehicle viewed from the glass windows of Student Union Room 108.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

October 3, 2018

NKU uses trainings, alerts and procedures to keep students safe during active shootings and other emergencies.

Police Beat week of Aug. 29

Police Beat week of Aug. 29

Northerner Staff

August 29, 2018

From the University Police logs, here's the week in crime at NKU.

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018

University Police released a timely warning Monday stating a sexual assault occurred in Kentucky Hall in the Boothe Residential Village on Aug. 22.  According to the release, the victim reported they met the alleged assailant using a dating app. The suspect is male and is not student. No further details were provided to police.

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Kyra McClendon, Reporter

February 19, 2018

At NKU, there were 36 recorded incidents involving marijuana on campus from August to January, up from 16 incidents during the same timeframe in 2016.

13-year-old driver collides with police cruiser at NKU entrance

13-year-old driver collides with police cruiser at NKU entrance

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 13, 2018

A 13-year-old was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a police cruiser on campus Tuesday afternoon.

Suspects at large after robbery near University Suites

Jacob Michael Toadvine (left) and an unknown man (right) are suspects in an alleged robbery in Lot U.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 12, 2018

Two suspects are at large after a robbery in Lot U near University Suites in the Boothe Residential Village.

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