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...
University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber addressed students, faculty and community members concerning the state of the university on Wednesday, highlighting student and faculty accomplishments and campus improvement efforts.
It was a full house in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium, as students waited for the president to speak.
It would be hard to find a time when Isis Walker isn’t working. As a second-year RA, outreach coordinator for the Office of Admissions and president of the Black Student Union, Walker has a lot on her plate, all the while finishing up her bachelor’s degree this spring and majoring in communications with a minor in sociology.
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...