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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September 4, 2018

UT is battling back against the opioid epidemic that's sweeping our society.
UT’s Opioid Task Force, UT Rocket Wellness, UT Pharmacy Program and UTMC brought awareness to the growing problem of opioid dependence by handing out blue ribbons on campus in observance of International Overdose Day August 31.
They want to erase the taboo associated with...