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 5, 2019

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.

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March 20, 2019

He said chronic migraines and request for workplace  accommodations got him fired. They said it was poor performance that cost him his position. 

Former UT employee James Krull was fired in Feb. 2018 from his position in the Registrar’s Office, which he’d been at since 2016, as first reported by the Toledo Blade. 

The termination came after a pr...

February 20, 2019

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.

After living in Louisian...

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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...