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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October 11, 2017


 Dr. F. Charles Brunicardi was named the new director of the cancer program Sept. 29 in the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

     Dr. Brunicardi joined UT in 2016 as the chair of the department of surgery and chief of academic surgery for ProMedica. Now, he will add “director of the cancer program” to his title....

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