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 10, 2018

After she graduated from college, she wanted to save the world. Today, Michele Soliz serves as the

associate vice president for Student Success & Inclusion at the University of Toledo, where she oversees student affairs, the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, provides leadership to the Office of EXCEL and the Upward Bound program.

In acknowledgem...