Mary Meehan

Reporter

Mary Meehan covers health for WEKU and the Ohio Valley ReSource. Her work as a journalist has been honored at the state, regional and national level. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2016.

Stu Johnson

Students will have a safer passage from their dorms to their classes as Translyvania University has updated the pedestrian crossing on North Broadway.

University spokesperson Megan Moloney said that many of Transy’s 1,000 students cross the busy Lexington thoroughfare several times a day.

The new set up adds a flashing beacon of neon lights to catch the attention of both pedestrians and drivers.

“What we’ve found is that is not only safer for pedestrians on campus but also in getting the attention of drivers coming up on it," she said.