April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independent Collegian sat down with UTPD Chief Jeff Newton to sort through what really happened. 

Q: What happened outside of Carlson Library a couple of weeks ago? There were rumors all the way from jumpings to gang initiations. What really happened? 

A: “[The rumors] are mystifying. I think it’s just one of the effects of social media. We had one report that happened on Sunday, [April 14] at 10 p.m. where an individual called and indicated that he was struck in the face by an unknown individual. Nothing...

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April 25, 2018

After a month of forums centered around topics surrounding freedom of speech, diversity

and inclusion, UT held a follow-up roundtable discussion in response to students’ First

Amendment concerns after the March 22 townhall, said Sammy Spann, dean of students.

Administrators including Spann, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Willie

McKether and...

April 4, 2018

Democratic Senator of Ohio Sherrod Brown defended the Congressional Democrats legislation that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality Thursday in a phone conference saying, “it protects free speech and consumer choice and access to public information.”

The legislation comes after the FCC voted along p...

March 21, 2018

Just over one month ago, a mass shooting left 17 dead at a Florida high school. Now, students across the nation demand a response to Capitol Hill’s inaction.

The Blade reported that Toledo-area high schoolers participated in the nationwide event on March 14, displaying signs such as the one Caitlin Collins championed: “Sorry For the Inconvenience, W...

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April 24, 2019

College Republicans held an NRA-U event hosted by the National Rifle Association at the Student Union April 18.

The interactive presentation teaches students about the history of the Second Amendment,...

April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independe...

Note: The IC uses pseudonyms when discussing individual’s experiences with smoking weed to protect their identities.

When most people grab a cup of coffee, Joe reaches for his leaves. The grinded herbs...

Marijuana laws and regulations differ state by state, making it difficult to know when, where and how to get high without running into legal troubles. 

While each state has its own restrictions and pol...