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NKU’s 2022 Annual Campus Security Report for 2021

Understanding sexual assault on NKU’s campus

Emily Sisk, News Editor November 18, 2022

NKU’s Annual Campus Security Report was recently released for 2021; the report is a 75-page document that ultimately displays statistics on crimes that were reported within the range of campus property....

Students entering and exiting the SU on Wednesday.

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

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...

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...

Men of NKU walked a mile in her shoes to bring an end to power-based violence as part of StepUp!

“StepUp!” walks against power-based violence

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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

Mayors accompany campus safety walk, identify issues

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...

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

Safety measure leads to Landrum elevator renovation

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...

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.

NKU fights sexual assaults

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...

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