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UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

Abby Anstead, Asst. Managing Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

“What do you need?” Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator for students, said that’s the first thing she asks students when they report an instance of sexual assault. “The first thing I do is, ‘What do you need,’” James said. “‘Do you need medical attention, do you need counselin...

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

UPDATE: Gaffin: ‘No elevated danger on campus’ after rape

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Updated 11:42 a.m. 10/14/16 Lieutenant John Gaffin, interim NKU police chief, reiterated Friday that there was no increased danger on campus following the report of a rape earlier this week. Gaffin, who sent the timely warning to students Thursday to notify them of a rape Oct. 10 at Woodcrest Apar...

Finding strength in speaking out

Finding strength in speaking out

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

She felt it like it was sitting on her chest. Suffocated by her thoughts in a room full of strangers, Jessica Ulrich stared at the microphone in front of the room. Somehow its slender stand seemed to tower over her. I need to get up and do this. Driven by the desire to share her story, the 21-year-old stood up from her seat. This is who I am. She felt her stomach turn...

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