The Northerner

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...

Will Title IX change?

Will Title IX change?

Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor

February 13, 2019

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and has since become an integral part of the way education works in America. This major piece of legislation states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or b...

Student: ‘I didn’t want there to be a girl after me’

Following a sexual harassment case in late October 2017, choral studies director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned after investigations found that he violated NKU's sexual harassment policy.

Sam Rosenstiel and Mackenzie Manley

April 11, 2018

As a freshman, she was self-conscious and lonely—qualities she believes were later taken advantage of by Dr. Randy Pennington, NKU’s choral studies director.

Choral director steps down after sexual harassment investigation

SOTA's choral studies director resigned on March 16 after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual harassment policy.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor and Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018

SOTA Choral Studies Director Dr. Randy Pennington resigned on Friday after a university investigation found he violated its sexual harassment policy. Four students and a faculty member brought concerns to the university last October, and Pennington was put on administrative leave pending a Title IX investigation on Oct. 23.

Interim president St. Amand addresses Standen’s departure

File photo of Interim president Gerard St. Amand, who released a letter to the university regarding former Chase Law dean Jeffery Standen.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2018

In response to media coverage of former Chase Dean Jeffery Standen’s departure, Interim President Gerard St. Amand sent a letter to the campus community to clarify information regarding the case.  Standen resigned in December after a university investigation revealed that he violated NKU’s Val...

Investigation docs show Chase dean’s office a ‘toxic’ work environment

Chase Law Dean Jeffery Standen has been on leave since Nov. 17. He resigned in Dec. after a university investigation found that he created an

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief and Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 23, 2018

Chase Law Dean Jeffrey Standen resigned in December after a university investigation found he violated NKU's Values and Ethical Responsibilities policy by creating “an unhealthy culture of fear, intimidation and bullying” in his office.

After harassment complaints, Chase Dean resigned in December, could return as professor in fall

Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 21, 2018

Chase Dean Jeffrey Standen resigned after three women, two of them students, complained of sexual harassment to the university, according to an investigation by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Standen will stay on as a professor in fall.

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