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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January 16, 2019

The 116th Congress is a body of firsts: The first Native American Congresswoman, the first two Muslim Congresswomen and the first time members of the House have been this female and racially diverse. And leading the historic group of lawmakers is Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to hold the speaker’s gavel — and hold it twice.

Two current political sci...

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