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 25, 2017

The University of Toledo hosted Michael Bérubé Oct. 19 in the UT Law Center to talk about the future and importance of the humanities field.

Michael Bérubé is an Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He has written ten books including “Life As We Know It,” “The Secret Life of Stories,” and “What’s Liberal about...