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

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

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

October 3, 2018


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, National News, News

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

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

President Geoffrey Mearns sent an e-mail to the Northern Kentucky University community Wednesday, nearly a week after a female student had a gun in Steely Library. The email said that the NKU police department has released additional documents regarding the incident in response to open records re...

BREAKING: NKU Police respond to student in possession of gun

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Social media began buzzing Thursday morning after reports surfaced that a student had been taken into custody after being in possession of a gun on the third floor of Steely Library.NKU's official twitter account sent out tweets around 11 a.m. on Thursday alerting the university that campus police ha...

NKU prepares to protect students from potential Ebola outbreak

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under News

When Jeff Iker returned home from his first trip to Nigeria two years ago, he knew that he would love to return to the country again someday to visit the children he and a group of others met and worked with. In September, Iker made the trip back to Nigeria for two weeks and upon returning home, he wa...

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Senators from the university improvements committee presented issues ranging from potholes to lighting problems found during the 2014 Fall Campus Safety Walk at Monday’s SGA meeting. The walk, which took place Oct. 20, identified potential safety problems in the areas of Callahan Hall, residential vi...

Safety measure leads to Landrum elevator renovation

Safety measure leads to Landrum elevator renovation

Brody Kenny, Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under News

One Friday afternoon, a group of students gathered outside the elevators on the third floor of Landrum Hall, where they were told an elevator had malfunctioned. The real problem was a testing of elevator safety brakes, one of several upgrades to the Landrum elevators that some feel are sorely needed. ...

NKU fights sexual assaults

NKU fights sexual assaults

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

With new federal legislation being proposed in both the house and senate and while over 70 different universities across the country are under federal investigation, NKU is taking measures to make sure students are informed about sexual assault. According to NKU police reports, there have been 14 sexual assault cases that have occurred on campus in the past six years...

Democracy Square drives national issue to NKU

Democracy Square drives national issue to NKU

Richard Cracchiolo, New Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, News

Democracy Square Live’s first event of the semester had students discussing the heightened national attention of sexual assaults on college campuses as well as ways NKU is handling it here at home. The roundtable-style discussion, lead by Norse Violence Prevention Coordinator Gabby Molony and Assoc...

Campus safety walk revisits old problems, discovers new ones

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under News

In the largest campus safety walk to date, SGA members guided faculty, staff and students on inspection tours through different areas of campus discussing issues such as a lack of accessibility to the volleyball courts, a desire for crosswalks across Martha Layne Collins Boulevard and Johns Hill Road a...

Biannual Campus Safety Walk identifies structural, accessibility issues

Tori Lentz, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under News

As dusk began to fall, members of the NKU Student Government Association carefully examined the walkways, lighting, and handicap accessibility of Callahan Hall, Residential Village and main campus areas. Accompanied by several administrators and an NKU student in a wheelchair, the group pinpointed potenti...

Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Brook Clifford, Sports editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

While attending a sports game, a fan probably notices the amount of people in the stands, the other team’s warm-ups, how well the team they are rooting for is performing and other things going on in the facility where the game is being held. But they probably don’t notice two uniformed police officers...

Dead zones on campus create safety issue

Kyle Thompson, Contributing writer

September 23, 2013


Filed under News

Students are upset with the cell phone coverage around campus, which is particularly bad in buildings such as Griffin Hall and the Fine Arts building. Some students are concerned that these dead zones also create a safety issue. However, Police Chief Jason Willis is concerned with the reliance on...

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