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Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Billy Keeney, News Editor

December 1, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Sunday afternoon stating a sexual assault occurred in Callahan Hall, on Nov. 30 around 9:00 p.m. According to the release, University Police received an anonymous report that stated the victim met the suspect through a dating app and had been communicating...

Police report attempted sexual assault

Police report attempted sexual assault

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Tuesday morning stating an attempted sexual assault occurred Monday evening.  According to the release, a female reports being taken and held against her will. The victim requested a ride on social media, stating she needed a ride from Cincinnati to New...

R*pe culture: Being a survivor in the #MeToo era

When the #MeToo hashtag trended on Twitter, people took to the platform to express their experiences with sexual assault.

Noël Waltz, Reporter

March 5, 2019

Content warning: This article addresses topics of sexual assault. I still remember the day I woke up to #MeToo trending on Twitter. Thousands upon thousands of survivors took to social media to combat one of the most pervasive aspects of dealing with this trauma: the feeling of being alone. The popul...

Rebel lawyer: Chase Law professor defends survivors of trafficking

Jennifer Kinsley, attorney and Chase Law associate director of professional development, works for justice for those who belong to traditionally marginalized groups.

Noelle Horn, Reporter

January 18, 2019

It isn't easy to get Chase Law professor Jennifer Kinsley to back down from a challenge.

Police: Suspect at large after sexual assault in University Center

Police: Suspect at large after sexual assault in University Center

Northerner Staff

January 16, 2019

NKU Police are looking for a suspect in a reported sexual assault that occurred Wednesday in the University Center.

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018

University Police released a timely warning Monday stating a sexual assault occurred in Kentucky Hall in the Boothe Residential Village on Aug. 22.  According to the release, the victim reported they met the alleged assailant using a dating app. The suspect is male and is not student. No further details were provided to police.

For survivors of sexual assault, NVP provides space for self-care

One of the crafts part of Norse Violence Prevention Center's self-care series is a

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

The contents of Gabby Dralle’s office: a “tranquility” jar marked with the words “let it go” sits by her desktop, filled with purple liquid that shimmers as you move it. To the left, a lilac dream catcher hangs on the wall, flanked by newspaper clippings and posters. Beside a pile of conse...

‘Forward Together’: Student community forms for sexual assault survivors

Gabby Dralle of Norse Violence Prevention Center said Forward Together was born out of student want and need.

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018

Forward Together--a six week training group for survivors of sexual assault--will be offered to students by Health, Counseling and Wellness in collaboration with Norse Violence Prevention Center. It was student requests that inspired the creation of the group, said Gabby Dralle, the director of NVP. ...

OPINION: Where’s the end?

Kevin Spacey in 2011 arriving for the Mikhail Gorbachev 80th birthday concert. This week, several men have come forward with sexual assault allegations about the House of Cards actor.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

When the news of Harvey Weinstein first broke, I sat down to write an editorial. Then a rape on NKU’s campus was reported. By the time I was finished with my op-ed, I felt as if the piece was no longer timely. I placed it on a shelf of unfinished work, only for it to come crashing back down with a ...

Sexual assault: prevention starts with education

Student's Use 'It's On Us' photo booth during their 2016 campaign. The 2017 campaign wrapped up last week.

Brittney Gunter, Design editor

November 2, 2017

As the student body responds to sexual assault cases emerging on NKU’s campus, resources like the Norse Violence Prevention Center work toward breaking down stigmas and providing support the same way they always have: education. Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator, senior associate dean and director...

BSU, not NKU

BSU, not NKU

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2017

On Sept. 28, Ball State University’s Feminists for Action met on campus to distribute leaflets titled “BSU not NKU,” calling attention to former NKU president and current BSU president Geoffrey Mearns’ allegedly “disengaged” attitude towards the victim in NKU’s 2013 “Jane Doe” case. Shelby Leveritt...

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

NKU's Student Union

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017

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...

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