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

UT’s recent partnership with TARTA, program affordability and a tuition guarantee program were among the many points Sharon Gaber cited in her State of the University Address on April 18 as “successes” during her third year as UT’s president.

She also described how the university needs to grow in order to compete with other institutions.

“The strateg...

April 18, 2018

The YWCA and the Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness hosted this year’s Clothesline project, making it the first time the YWCA center hosted the over 10-year-old project.

This project showcases shirts designed by victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence and their family members in Centennial Mall to bring awareness to sexual assault.

The shi...

March 28, 2018

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and UT Police Department partnered up to build a new safety building at the corner of Dorr Street and Secor Road.

UT’s master plan outlines the proposed safety building, but the timing worked out that the State Highway Patrol also needs a new building, UT Police Chief Jeff Newton said.

UT and the highway patrol requested...

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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...