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Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Athletic events’ security based on amount of attendance

Brook Clifford, Sports editor

October 3, 2013

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

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...

Campus police acquire explosives-detection canine

Campus police acquire explosives-detection canine

Patrick Reagan, Contributing writer

August 29, 2013

In light of recent attacks, such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the NKU Police Department has decided to acquire an explosives-detection canine. “We’re constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to find innovative and new ways to...

Student Senate addresses campus safety concerns

Kevin Schultz, News editor

March 20, 2013

Various issues concerning the safety of campus, such as a hidden drain near the campus volleyball courts and the lack of paths near several dorm exits, were reported Monday as SGA received a presentation on the findings from their spring Campus Safety Walk. The presentation was given by SGA senators...

NKU no. 2 in state safety rankings

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

January 17, 2013

For two years running Northern Kentucky University has ranked second for lowest on-campus crime rates for public schools in Kentucky on stateuniversity.com. Two years ago, this website decided to get information from campuses all over the United States about crime on campus to provide information for...

Student senate holds biannual safety walk

Student senate holds biannual safety walk

Kevin Schultz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Members of Northern Kentucky University’s Student Government Association meandered in and out of various parts of campus, while several NKU administrators scurried amongst them, as they checked over the campus’s physical features with aim to ensure a safe and convenient student experience on campus. The...

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Univ. takes new approach to pedestrian safety

Claire Higgins, News editor

February 8, 2012

Students may have noticed some new noises echoing across campus as they drive into campus or await their turn to cross the street. The recently added rumble strips at crosswalks are the campus’ newest additions to increase security for students. According to Jeff Baker, interim director of operations...

Crime not caught on cameras

Jesse Call

February 23, 2011

A review of security cameras at Northern Kentucky University has yielded nothing to assist police investigators in learning more about a student-reported attack. There is no video footage of the area where a student said she was grabbed from behind in a major parking lot near Steely Library on Feb. 15. K...

Author encourages students to explore hidden pain

Claire Higgins

February 23, 2011

The taboo topic of mental health will be brought to the forefront during a special Black History Month presentation sponsored by the Office of African-American Student Affairs and Northern Kentucky University. Author, activist, social worker and entrepreneur Terrie Williams will be speaking to stu...

Police reclassify student-reported assault as incident of harassment

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department has issued a campus crime alert after a student reported a sexual assault in a parking lot on the Highland Heights campus on Feb. 15. According to the original Feb. 16 alert, the student reported that a man approached her in Lot I as she was walking to ...

Shotgun Club raises alarm on campus

Cassie Stone

February 9, 2011

A new club forming at Northern Kentucky University and its promotional materials are raising safety concerns for some students. The Shotgun Club is a registered campus organization designed to bring interested students together to compete in trap and skeet shooting competitions, but the new club's nam...

DPS to offer self-defense class

Roxanna Blevins

February 9, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department wants to help protect women from sexual violence, on campus and off. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a basic self-defense class now offered, at no charge, by the NKU Police in conjunction with the Alexandria Police Department. The class is taught by ...

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