The Northerner

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...

NKU checks foundation

Jennifer Parker

October 13, 2010


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University has continued to grow over recent years. The continued growth has prompted the university to take a look at the whole university experience offered at NKU. Northern is partnering with the John Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and participating in...

Federal Agents Investigate NKU Smallpox Threat

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Federal and campus law enforcement agents responded to a smallpox threat at Northern Kentucky University on Sept. 28 and ultimately determined it was a hoax. However, the investigation on what prompted the scare is ongoing and the perpetrators could face imprisonment under federal felony charges. An env...

Don’t Be Afraid to Tell

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News

Being courageous enough to share the truth was the main theme of Lt. Dan Choi’s address to Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 4. Choi was an Army reservist who fought in the Iraqi conflict before he was honorably discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in 2009. For...

SGA looks to create consensus on campus rec

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, News, Sports

When all else fails, study. That’s what the Student Government Association is proposing to the Northern Kentucky University administration as it continues to try and build consensus on what is the best option for improving intramural sports and campus recreational facilities to meet the needs of the...

Lt. Dan Choi on Love

Jesse Call

October 5, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, News, Opinions, Viewpoints

Check out this video clip from Lt. Dan Choi's presentation to NKU students on Oct. 4, 2010. Check out the article and video story on the remarks in Wednesday's edition of The Northerner and thenortherner.com. Lt. Dan Choi on Love Lt. Dan Choi, the West Point graduate and Iraqi War veteran, was honorably...

To the movies

Shawn Buckenmeyer

September 29, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Reviews

Enter stage left: an impeccably dressed, perfumed man with a touch of make-up and overtly effeminate mannerisms who prances across the screen. He’s the sissy and he’s one of Hollywood’s first representations of a gay man. Austin Brown, a junior Integrated Studies major at Northern Kentucky University,...

Search for a new chief

Jesse Call

September 29, 2010


Filed under Crime, News

Acts of rape, arson, domestic violence, assault, attempted car theft, burglary and racial harassment have all been reported to the Northern Kentucky University Police since May 2010. Additionally, the university has been preparing for the worst in response to a series of violent acts at colleges across...

Committee work

Jesse Call

September 29, 2010


Filed under News

The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association got down to business Sept. 9, working to increase productivity and create legislation that will impact the everyday student. Committee meetings lasted longer than the meeting itself as ideas about controversial topics including the campus...

Office of African American Student Affairs seeks to fill vacant positions

Jesse Call

September 22, 2010


Filed under News

Vacancies remain in the Office of African American Student Affairs (AASA) at Northern Kentucky University months after the positions were hoped to be filled. The positions have been vacant since the two previous coordinators, Blanche Pringle-Smith and Michael Griffin, were fired in February 2010. The coo...

SGA: Budgets and involvement

Jesse Call

September 22, 2010


Filed under News

Without having seen it in advance and with less than five minutes of explanation, the members of the Student Government Association approved a budget for the more than $44,000 in Northern Kentucky University student fees allocated to it. However, another contentious topic caused SGA President Kevin Golden...

Short on space

John Minor

September 15, 2010


Filed under News

An unexpected demand for housing on NKU’s campus has made for crowded living situations. “We did not anticipate the demand that we got,” said Peter Trentacoste, director of University Housing. “We did not think it would grow as much in size as it did.” The priority deadline for housing is ...

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