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...
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, the NRA and, according to the association’s website, the current gun debate on college campuses across the country.
At the start of the semester, most instructors make their students do a short introduction.
Introductions typically follow the same format: the student’s name, grade and a “fun fact” or interest. In response to what grade a student is in, students may hear three words they are not familiar with, College Credit Plus, also known as CCP.
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...