The Northerner

SGA talks campus safety

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010

Feeling a sense of a safety on campus is a project that two university groups — the Student Government Association (SGA) and University Police — are working on this semester. The new police chief, Jason Willis, introduced himself to members during the SGA meeting’s open session and provided...

Students disregard warnings

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010

Students were sitting in class, eating their lunch in the Student Union or studying in the library at Northern Kentucky University when suddenly the piercing sound of sirens interrupted their day and put them on alert. A tornado warning was in effect for campus and students were instructed to move...

NKU receives second suspicious package

Jesse Call

November 10, 2010

Federal agents responded to a call from Northern Kentucky University after another suspicious package addressed to the anthropology department was received in the campus mail room exactly one month after an envelope bearing the words “small pox” prompted concern and investigation. The second env...

Students seek shelter

Jesse Call

October 26, 2010

A tornado warning was issued for Campbell County Tuesday afternoon prompting Northern Kentucky University students to move away from doors and windows and seek shelter in hallways. Norse Alert sirens were activated campus wide advising students to seek shelter immediately. NKU Police issued an all...

Suicide: A real problem

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010

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...

A new chief in town

Jesse Call

October 13, 2010

Police officers will soon be more visible and more involved with student organizations at Northern Kentucky University, according to incoming chief of police Jason Willis. The 37-year-old police veteran from Mt. Lookout, Ohio, will begin work on Nov. 1 taking on the challenges of keeping students safe,...

Federal Agents Investigate NKU Smallpox Threat

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010

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...

SGA looks to create consensus on campus rec

Jesse Call

October 6, 2010

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...

Odd bedfellows

Jennifer Parker

September 29, 2010

When mom said: “goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” you probably never thought anything of it. Well, think again. Bed bugs are now being found in elementary schools, local libraries and movie theaters. They can even be found in packages, between pages of books and in headboards....

Search for a new chief

Jesse Call

September 29, 2010

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...

OMG! What R U doing?

Brandon Barb

September 8, 2010

Text messaging. It has given us a reason to check our phones every five minutes. It has given life to such popular abbreviations like LOL, LMAO, WTF, IDK, JK and OMG. It has also led to frustration when the monthly bill arrives. Texting has given us a brand new way of communicating, but is it our generation’s...

Walking through an obstacle course

Holly Henson and Holly Henson

November 17, 2009

Cassie Graves/Staff PhotographerMost students deal with foot traffic, finding a place to park and getting to class on time during their day.' Imagine having to do this if you travelled around campus in a wheelchair, or were blind.' Even though NKU has several handicapped ramps, at least one entranc...

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