The Northerner

Was it safe to return to campus? Faculty and health experts weigh in

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 23, 2020

Several universities have opened for the Fall 2020 semester, leading many to express health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While even the near future is shadowed in uncertainty, members of Northern Kentucky University attempt to shed light on campus safety during a global pandemic. Why ...

VIDEO: How to wear and care for your mask

VIDEO: How to wear and care for your mask

Abby Behrens, Video Editor

August 27, 2020

Wearing a mask can be a hard habit to get used to, but The Northerner is here to help this fall semester as we all adjust to this new normal.

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 ...

“StepUp!” walks against power-based violence

Men of NKU

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

“StepUp! End Power-Based Violence” invited all men and women on campus to walk a mile around campus this past Wednesday to raise awareness for sexual assault, gender-violence, intolerance and gender-inequality.

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.

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 2, 2015

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

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

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

Lot R, outside of the Ceramics building. It is in need of a call box.

Tori Lentz, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2014

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

Students enter and exit the renovated Landrum elevators. The elevators were originally considered unsafe.

Brody Kenny, Reporter

October 9, 2014

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

Nose Violence Prevention handed out buttons on its campus-wide launch day. It has a Green Dot training session on Thursday, Sept. 18 to promote bystander intervention.

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor

September 17, 2014

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

Ann James (center) discusses with students and staff the process the university takes when a student files a sexual assault claim.

Richard Cracchiolo, New Editor

September 5, 2014

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...

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